How would I know

pieter van bogaert

How would I know

Video letters from Lebanon and beyond

Curated by Pieter Van Bogaert

for Akram Zaatari: This day at ten @ Wiels

The letter, a medium of all ages, continues to renew itself. Akram Zaatari seeks to give it a new form, just like the artists in this programme. How would I know collects filmed letters that make the transition from the electronic to the digital age, from the video to the smartphone with – another thing they have in common with Zaatari – digressions into analog media such as vinyl, slide or audio cassette. How would I know dwells on the medium, the apparatus of the letter. But it also looks for correspondences between here and elsewhere in the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Mona Hatoum, Rabih Mroué, Jayce Salloum, Els Opsomer and Mohamed Bourouissa.

Jean-Luc GodardLettre à Freddy Buache, France, 1982, 11’
Mona HatoumMeasures of Distance, UK, 1988, 16’
Rabih MrouéFace A/Face B, Lebanon, 2002, 10’
Jayce Salloumuntitled 3b: (as if) beauty never ends, Lebanon/Canada, 2002, 12′
Els Opsomer_imovie[1]_: the agony of silence, Belgium, 2003, 12’
Mohamed BourouissaTemps Mort, France, 2009, 18’

05.03.2014, 19:00

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