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still In vitro (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, PS/GB/DK 2019)

Larissa Sansour - Phantoms

Songs and Scenes from Palestine: Larissa Sansour - Phantoms

Larissa Sansour's work explores the complexities of life in Palestine by drawing on pop culture and film through subversions of Western narratives. Sansour searches for innovative ways to revive contemporary Palestine, offering an otherworldly reflection on the the day-to-day life there.

poster Songs and Scenes from Palestine: Larissa Sansour
Larissa Sansouris a Palestinian artist who currently resides in London. She combines political commentary with a playful exploration of alternative universes.

Programme

  • still In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, PS/GB/DK/QA 2015)

    In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, 2016, 28’)

    A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain - suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilisation. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention - de facto creating a nation.

  • still As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, GB 2022)

    As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, 2022, 20’)

    A Palestinian mother mourns the loss of her daughter and the eternal succession of traumas passed on to future generations. Her song fuses Palestinian and European musical practices: Al Ouf Mash’al is an ever-evolving reflection of the Palestinian experience; its lyrics tell of disaster, exodus, and displacement. This is blended with an Arabic modification of Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder; an outpouring of sorrow after losing one’s child.

  • still In vitro (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, PS/GB/DK 2019)

    In vitro (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, 2019, 28’)

    Set in Bethlehem, decades after an ecological-disaster. The dying founder of a subterranean orchard engages in a dialogue with her young successor, who was born underground and has never seen the town she's destined to replant and repopulate. Starring Hiam Abbas.

Details

Not (yet) rated

Production year

2024

Length

88 min.

Event language

English

Country

NL

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Songs and Scenes from Palestine

In Songs and Scenes from Palestine, we get to view the history and cultural identity of the Palestinian people through their own lens. In this programme, Palestinian artists and filmmakers allow us to share in their culture and their stories.

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Why in Eye

Larissa Sansour's films invite us into the intimate world of Palestinian experiences, where these emotions resonate deeply and are profoundly felt through the screen.

still In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, PS/GB/DK/QA 2015)
still As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night (Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, GB 2022)
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  • 8 June — 29 September 2024

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