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Radical Closure, Program 2: War / The Visible Signs

Nakkas, Olga; Zbib, Hassan; Samir; Farocki, Harun; Salhab, Ghassan

Video Data Bank (VDB), 2010

DVD - Region 1.   reference copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
color.   fullscreen.   sound.  
Curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, and originally presented by the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Radical Closure features works produced in response to situations of physical or ideological closure resulting from war and territorial conflicts. The program looks at what is known as the Middle East, and how the moving image has functioned throughout its history, charged with division, political tension, and mobilization. This program presents different approaches to looking at war, and to using images of war. Disc 2 of 5. All films, or entire program, can be looped. Includes: MY FRIEND IMAD AND THE TAXI (MON AMI IMAD ET LE TAXI) (Olga Nakkas & Hassan Zbib, 1985/2006, 19 min); (IT WAS) JUST A JOB (Samir, 1992, 5 min); EYE / MACHINE III (Harun Farocki, 2003, 18 min); (POSTHUMOUS) (POSTHUME) (Ghassan Salhab, 2007, 29 min). Essay booklet available from checkout.


+ My Friend Imad and the Taxi

+ (It Was) Just a Job

+ Eye / Machine III

+ (Posthumous)