An afternoon with Khalil Joreige and art historian and critic T.J. Demos, including a lecture performance, a screening and a conversation.
LECTURE PERFORMANCE: Aida, Save Me
Taking as a starting point an extraordinary incident that took place during the Beirut premiere of Hadjithomas and Joreige's second feature film A Perfect Day (2005), Aida, Save me explores the artists and filmmakers' relationship to the 'latent image'. Accompanied by film samples and visuals, the lecture performance takes the viewer through several of their works, placing the image and its potential at the centre of a discussion about representation and recognition, fiction and documentary.
SCREENING: The Lost Film (2003, 42 min)
A copy of the filmmakers's first feature film disappeared in Yemen on the day of the tenth anniversary of the reunification of North and South. A year later the artists returned, following the track of the lost film. The Lost Film is an enquiry that takes Hadijthomas and Joreige on a personal quest focusing on the image and on their status as filmmakers in this part of the world.
CONVERSATION: T.J. Demos talks to Khalil Joreige about the themes approached in Aida, Save Me and The Lost Film and opens up the discussion to the public.
[Please note that all screenings as part of the exhibition I Want to See / Struggle in Jerash are cancelled on Saturday to make space for this event.]