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Haunting Ground w/ Basma al-Sharif

14. Oktober 2022 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Haunting Ground w/ Basma al-Sharif – screening followed by a conversation with Abina Manning

Friday, 14 October 2022 / 7.30pm
anorak / Markgrafenstr. 85 / 10969 Berlin

Exploring the nature of story-telling and playfully manipulating our perception of time and place, Basma al-Sharif’s short films are self-contained journeys that transport, hypnotise, lull, and shake. Developing her practice between the Middle East, U.S., and Europe, al-Sharif’s films speculate on what home looks like, and what having to leave it produces. In her films, home is a landscape, a body, a song, and ultimately something that is felt rather than understood. Often centring on the Gaza Strip, the place that is the closest and least accessible to the artist, her films rely on a subtle humour to look past the present and into the future.


High Noon, 2014, 5′, excerpt of an endless loop, colour, sound
Home Movies Gaza, 2013, 24′, colour, sound
Turkish Delight, 2010, 2’30“, colour, sound
Deep Sleep, 2014, 14′, colour, sound
Girls Only, 2014, 2’28“, colour, sound
The Story of Milk and Honey, 2011, 9’54“, colour, sound

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Abina Manning, former Director of the Video Data Bank in Chicago, newly re-located to Berlin.

Haunting Ground is the 7th edition of Seeing Is Believing, anorak’s monthly series presenting artists‘ moving image, curated by Lukas Ludwig and Johanna Markert and realised with the kind support of Anorak e. V. members.

Image: Basma al-Sharif, Home Movies Gaza, HD video, 24′, 2013 (film still)


14. Oktober 2022
18:30 - 20:30


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