The Disquiet and The Digger
Thursday 19 May, 19:00 to 20:30
Join us for a screening of recent films by Ali Cherri, in conjunction with the exhibition A Taxonomy of Fallacies: The Life of Dead Objects. There will be a Q&A with the artist following the screening moderated by Gregory Buchakjian.
The Disquiet (2013)
HD, Color, 20 minutes, Stereo, Arabic with English subtitles
Lebanon has witnessed a number of violent earthquakes as a result of its geographical location on several fault lines. Through an investigation of the country’s seismic history, this film observes catastrophe in the making.
The Digger (2015)
HD, Color, 24 minutes, Stereo, Arabic and Pashto with English subtitles
Produced by the Sharjah Art Foundation
Following the daily rituals of Sultan Zeib Khan, keeper of a Neolithic necropolis in the Sharjah desert for over twenty years, The Digger is a mediation on time, history, and the stories we create to link ourselves to the past.
Gregory Buchakjian is a Beirut-based art historian and photographer. He teaches at l'Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)-University of Balamand, where his research revolves around modern and contemporary Lebanese and Arab art. Currently, he is Ph.D. candidate at Université Paris IV Sorbonne for a dissertation entitled Abandoned Dwellings in Beirut: Wars and Transformation of the Urban Space. 1860-2015.