Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme
>The Incidental Insurgents: The Part About The Bandits (Part 1), 6′ 07”, 2012-2015.
>The Incidental Insurgents: Unforgiving Years (Part 2), 6′ 20”, 2012-2015.
>The Incidental Insurgents: When The Fall Of The Dictionary Leaves All Words Lying In The Street (Part 3), 12′ 53”, 2012-2015.
>And Yet My Mask Is Powerful Pt 1, 8′ 25”, 2016.
>Face au silence, 11′ 43″, 2002-2014
>Ça sera beau, From Beyrouth with love, 30′, 2005.
Abbas & Abou-Rahme in context
In their work the artists and filmmakers Abbas and Abou-Rahme sample sound, image, text and objects from different places and times. With their films, sound-works and installations they reconsider the circulation and value of images and offer new ways to understand history and a sense of time and place in the Middle East. In their films they create hyper-sensory audiovisual landscapes rooted in the real. These immersive new worlds then suggest an escape from, or alternative to colonial narratives and discourse by drawing the contours of a parallel or even a-historical time.
During the screening at KINO Olivier and Boudou will contextualize Abbas & Abou-Rahme’s work by drawing lines with the films by Fatmi andNoureddine, focusing on their use of (moving) image and inter-titles as a way to explore spatial politics, geopolitical fragmentation, and forms of entanglement between the destruction of bodies and the erasure of images, and under which conditions they might return.
About A Tale of a Tub
A Tale of a Tub is an exhibition-space based, based in the former bathhouse of the Justus van Effencomplex in Rotterdam. A Tale of a Tub is committed to supporting developments in contemporary art and to investigate their meaning within today’s society, by offering offers a testing-ground for artists and other art professionals to explore new ideas.