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
SD video, 15 min
Farther than the Eye Can See 2012
Basma Al Sharif
13 min, UK Premiere
Pipe Dreams 2012
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.