Future Imperfect; Image courtesy of ATP/Ibraaz Publishing, 2013

This programme takes the notion of the ‘state’ as its starting point. What does it mean to imagine a state – a state of being, of consciousness, of lived experience? As we move into the future, what will the world look and feel like? The artists and filmmakers in this programme, many of whom are presenting UK premieres, explore relationships of power, globalisation, and political imagination in unique ways. Shifting through time – from the present to the future and back to the past – their films pose questions about the changing nature of statehood and the idealism associated with it.

This film screening is curated by Omar Kholeif and is part of the conference Future Imperfect: Cultural propositions and global perspectives

The Goodness Regime 2013

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle
HD video, 21 min, UK Premiere

Kempinski 2007

Neil Beloufa
SD video, 15 min

Farther than the Eye Can See 2012

Basma Al Sharif
13 min, UK Premiere

Pipe Dreams 2012

Ali Cherri
In Arabic; English subtitles. 6 min, UK Premiere

Tied and True 2012

Wu Tsang and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim
HD Video, 7 min

Organised in collaboration with Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East.

This event is supported by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation