This scattering of minds; like seeds // Sulaïman MajaliArt
22 June 18:30 - 22:30
We are pleased to present a screening of a new video work by Sulaïman Majali an artist and writer who currently lives and works between London and Glasgow. This work was produced on residency at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, in collaboration with Transmission.
Sulaïman Majali’s new video work is an interrogation of relationships between space, the image and the sculptural object. Departing from a transcript of a conversation that forms part of a wider project of mapping, defining and proposing Arabfuturism(s), the video work questions the location of the diasporic mind. After the proliferation of the image and a quantum scattering of bodies, how do we generate new narratives amongst the ruins of disintegration and collapse? Isn’t the citizen of nowhere, a citizen of everywhere? In the heterotopia of a phone conversation, the image, the word and the object occupy space at the peripheries of virtuality and actuality. That meeting place. That (inaudible) coffee you're drinking? remember a thousand images and a poem? all of this is poetry though. in some way, yeah[-]i guess, erm, i guess it could be [pause] what do we mean by saying that? you said it was poetry [pause] it’s irrelevant, it could be a script. let's focus on the manifesto though. but then is this the beginning?
-did you tell them? [pause]--did i tell them what?--you told them this was
fiction? (towards a possible manifesto)
This discussion, will be followed by a Q&A with Sulaïman.
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