Links for screenings can be found below, as well as registration links for each webinar. Events can be listened to in either English or French, depending on your preference.
Instagram Live Performance | Sonic Archaeologies
Friday, 19 February, 4pm GMT
Tune into 1-54’s Instagram to watch a live radio performance by ABDELLAH HASSAK in conversation with artist-performer GHASSAN EL HAKIM, initiator of Cabaret Cheikhat, and artist OTHMANE EL KHELOUFI, composer, saxophonist and theater director.
Screening | Handroid City
Sunday, 21 February, 3pm GMT
Filmed in Nigeria, Benin, Tanzania, Brazil and China, Handroid City, by artist EMO DE MEDEIROS, investigates how mobile phone technology choreographs contemporary life via a series of close-ups of human hands using, fixing or selling mobile phones, déambulations in “digital districts”, as well as drone shots pointing at the homogenization of urban space triggered by technological capitalism. Originally a triptych, this unique presentation and screening is a mixing of the 500 video clips that make up the original work.
Webinar | Resounding Waves: on the making of sonic solidarities through radio
Wednesday, 24 February, 6pm GMT
Departing from their respective research projects Radio Earth Hold and we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming, in this conversation RACHEL DEDMAN and YASMINA REGGAD explore the formation of sonic solidarities across different regions and liberation struggles, carried out by and through radio, sounds, acoustics and acousmatics in Palestine, Algeria, and beyond.
Webinar | An Oral Gaze: Between Bouanani and Sembene
Friday, 26 February, 6pm GMT
Led by NADIR BOUHMOUCH and bringing together artist TOUDA BOUANANI and filmmaker/film scholar SAMBA GADJIGO, this conversation situates itself at the intersection between African cinema and the popular oral arts which have sometimes inspired it. With a focus on Ousmane Sembene and Ahmed Bouanani, the discussion will revolve around how the oral arts have inspired or informed the works of African film pioneers looking to “Decolonise the Gaze.”
Webinar | Making and Unmaking Art Schools from The Nineteenth Century to the Present
Saturday, 27 February, 2pm GMT
In this conversation led by FRANCESCA MASOERO and guided by the research of curators and art historians AUDE MGBA, NADINE ATALLAH, we will explore histories of the making, unmaking, and remaking of artistic learnings and schooling institutes across the African continent.
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