Friday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. at The Yard in Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai
Presented in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cinema Akil and Concrete.
Produced by Idioms Films, 2014.
Suspended Time was conceived as a way to understand the status quo of image production twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington DC in 1993. In 2013, Palestinian production house Idioms Film issued an open call inviting Palestinian filmmakers to propose films reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Oslo Accords. Suspended Time compiles the nine short pieces commissioned for production. Collectively, these richly-varying works “stitch together a contemporary filmic commentary on the Oslo Accords as perceived, sensed and lived by nine filmmakers and artists.”
Leaving Oslo, dir. Yazan Khalili | 4 min
From Ramallah, dir. Assem Nasser | 4 min
Message To Obama, dir. Muhannad Salahat | 7 min
Journey of a Sofa, Alaa Al Ali | 9 min
Interference, dir. Amin Nayfeh | 11 min
Apartment 10/14, dir. Tarzan and Arab Nasser | 8 min
Oslo Syndrome, dir. Ayman Azraq | 6 min
Twenty Handshakes for Peace, dir. Mahdi Fleifel | 3 min
Long War, dir. Asma Ghanem | 2 min
About While We Wait:
While We Wait, a meditative, immersive installation, commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will be on show in Concrete from 6-18 November 2017. The artwork has been designed by Palestinian architects and designers Elias and Yousef Anastas (AAU ANASTAS). The installation is comprised of pieces of stone quarried in various regions of Palestine, which fit together to form a large, lattice-like, self-supporting structure. The resulting sculptural installation is visually porous, allowing viewers to see their surroundings from inside, whilst listening to evocative sound and video components. While We Wait was designed digitally, cut by robots, and hand-finished by artists. Using ‘stereotomy’, the art of cutting stones for assembly, the installation was produced in Palestine, and elements of the process have employed traditional techniques from the region.