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AT THOSE TERRIFYING FRONTIERS WHERE THE EXISTENCE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF PEOPLE FADE INTO EACH OTHER

AT THOSE TERRIFYING FRONTIERS WHERE THE EXISTENCE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF PEOPLE FADE INTO EACH OTHER
by Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Country: Palestine
Year: 2019
Duration: 10'


Fragments from Edwards Said’s most personal and poetic work After the Last Sky are repurposed to create a new script that reflects on what it means now to be an “illegal” person, an illegal body. The script is turned into a song sung by the artists as multiple avatars. Using a software that generates avatars combined of all the people who participated in the “March of Return” that took place on the Gaza border. The project uses low resolution images that were circulated online, the avatar software renders the missing data and information in the original image as scars on the characters faces.

Biography

film director

Basel Abbas

Basel Abbas (Nicosia, Cyprus, 1983) Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Boston, MA, USA, 1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless “present,” one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster. In their projects, they find themselves excavating, activating and inventing incidental narratives, figures, gestures and sites as material for re-imagining the possibilities of the present. The result is a practice that investigates the political, visceral, material possibilities of sound, image, text and site, taking on the form of multi-media installations and live sound/image performances.

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyFuture Movements - Jerusalem (2010), The 6th Jerusalem Show (2012), Points of Departure (2013), Insert (2014), Lest the Two Seas Meet (2015), The Incidental Insurgents (2015), Political Populism (2015), House of Commons, (2016), This Sea Is Mine (2016), Only the Beloved Keeps Our Secrets (2016), And Yet My Mask Is Powerful (2016).

Ruanne Abou-Rahme

Basel Abbas (Nicosia, Cyprus, 1983) Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Boston, MA, USA, 1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless “present,” one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster. In their projects, they find themselves excavating, activating and inventing incidental narratives, figures, gestures and sites as material for re-imagining the possibilities of the present. The result is a practice that investigates the political, visceral, material possibilities of sound, image, text and site, taking on the form of multi-media installations and live sound/image performances.

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyFuture Movements - Jerusalem (2010), The 6th Jerusalem Show (2012), Points of Departure (2013), Insert (2014), Lest the Two Seas Meet (2015), The Incidental Insurgents (2015), Political Populism (2015), House of Commons, (2016), This Sea Is Mine (2016), Only the Beloved Keeps Our Secrets (2016), And Yet My Mask Is Powerful (2016).

Cast

& Credits

basel abbas, ruanne abou-rahme
AT THOSE TERRIFYING FRONTIERS WHERE THE EXISTENCE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF PEOPLE FADE INTO EACH OTHER
Palestina/Palestine, 2019, 8’06’’, col.

at those terrifying frontiers where the existence and disappearance of people fade into each other

regia/directors
Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme

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contatti/contacts
Protocinema
mari@protocinema.org
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