Goran Devic Imported Crows (2004) 22 min
Goran Devic was born in 1971 in Sisak, Croatia. Lives and works in Zagreb
Portraying an unusual event in a small town, Goran Devic enters into a polemic with the Croatian petty bourgeois mentality and creates a metaphorical image of a troubled society in which there is no identity, where one identity is violently replaced by another, as the crows imported from abroad into a small town during the communist rule become unwanted, un-Croatian, transforming into a metaphor of the Other.
Akram Zaatari This Day (2003) 86 min
Akram Zaatari is a video artist and curator who lives and works in Beirut.
In a thoughtful, dreamlike montage, the Beirut-based video artist examines archival photos, from portraits of Bedouins in the desert to the bomb-rent sky over the Lebanese capital. The imagery moves from an idyllic rural past, when the central conflict was between camel and car, to the strife-ridden present of propaganda and urban alienation. From his perch at the editing station, where he assembles these layers of history, Zaatari wonders what truths are ultimately captured in these photographs? In Arabic and English with English subtitles.
Ahmet Öğüt Death Kit Train, (2005), 2.57 min
Ahmet Ögüt, currently exhibiting in the current exhibition Every Wind That Blows, see exhibition details. The video ‘Death Kit Train’ shows an ordinary, simple activity in an extraordinary slow manner in detail. A red car comes into the frame slowly. At first everything seems to be in order and apparently there is nothing unusual going on. However, after a few seconds of time the viewers come to be aware of the fact that the car is not moving on its own and that actually there are people pushing it strenuously. Eventually, in the last frame, viewers realize that people are pushing each other.
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