Screening of films by Basma Alsharif and Rosalind Nashashibi

October 23, 2017 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CCS Bard, Classroom 102

This screening brings together four films by Basma Alsharif and Rosalind Nashashibi that ruminate on ideas of collective memory, community, human subjectivity and cultural histories. In Hreash House, Nashashibi presents an intimate portrait of a family in Nazareth as they cook and share a meal together during Ramadan, lingering on the details of their home. In Electrical Gaza the artist blends animation, vivid color and sound into her observational account of Gaza as a means to complicate a singular interpretation of the community living in the isolated city. In Deep Sleep*, Basma Alsharif layers images of Greece, Malta and the Gaza Strip, with hallucinatory color schemes to create a heightened sense of disorientation. In The Story of Milk and Honey, a narrator rifles through a succession of photographs, trying to find in them an image to anchor a love story—which he simultaneously fails to articulate.

Rosalind Nashashibi, Hreash House, 2004, 16mm film, digital transfer, color, sound, 20 min

Rosalind Nashashibi, Electrical Gaza, 2015, 16mm film, animation, digital transfer, color, sound, 17:52 min

Basma Alsharif, Deep Sleep, 2014, Super 8mm, digital transfer, color, sound, 12:45 min

Basma Alsharif, The Story of Milk and Honey, 2011, DV video, color, sound, 9:54 min

Organized by CCS Bard second-year students Talia Heiman and Sabrina Maltese.

* This film contains flashing images that may create discomfort or trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.


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