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Exhibition Detail
Volume 14: Middle East
Curated by: Betti-Sue Hertz
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


January 13th, 2011 - March 27th, 2011
 
Beyond Guilt (Part 1), Beyond Guilt (Part 1)
© Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir
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CrossFade Video Lounge

Volume 14: Middle East

Compiled by ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

Sat, Jan 13-Sun, Mar 27

YBCA presents a compilation of nine videos that focus on the Middle East, each accompanied by a brief commentary. They comprise the 14th volume of ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a magazine in a DVD format.  Volume 14: Middle East explores a region so culturally conflicted that the very term “Middle East” is disputed as a holdover from colonialism. With perspectives from both inside and outside the region, this compilation includes documentaries, experimental live action and animation videos. They focus on a range of topics including political, religious, and social dissent, as well as linguistics, food, ritual, media, power, humor, and beauty.

Videos and Commentators include:

•             Crowded With Voices by Anya Belkina w/ commentary by Nicole Triche

•             Domestic Tension by Wafaa Bilal w/ commentary by Carol Becker

•             Uled Tripoli, Sabe Tripoli, Soldiers Lebanon by Teresa Diehl w/ commentary by Manon Slome

•             Survival Signs by Mounir Fatmi w/ commentary by Tarek Elhaik

•             Headlines: A Hybrid Film Trilogy by Sabine Gruffat w/ commentary by David Dinnell

•             Kessler's Circus by Jon Kessler w/ commentary by Alanna Heiss

•             Confessions Coming Soon by Roee Rosen w/ commentary by Bill Arning

•             Soup Over Bethlehem by Larissa Sansour w/ commentary by Nat Muller

•             Beyond Guilt (Part 1) by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir w/ commentary by Roee Rosen

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Volume 14: Middle East – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CrossFade Video Lounge

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