Film screening and artists in conversation.

Larissa Sansour & Rosalind Nashashibi
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17:00 - 18:30
The Ruskin School of Art, East Oxford location
128 Bullingdon Rd
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Gallery tours / talks
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We are excited to announce a screening of two unique films that focus on Palestinian experiences, histories, and speculative futures by two renowned artists.

At the Ruskin's East Oxford location at Bullingdon Rd, 5pm-6.30pm, there will be screenings of In Vitro (28min, 2019) by Larissa Sansour and Electrical Gaza (17min, 2015) by Rosalind Nashashibi, followed by a conversation with the two London-based artists chaired by Anthony Gardner and Oreet Ashery.

Larissa Sansour's In Vitro is a 2-channel Arabic-language sci-fi short filmed in black and white and set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster. Sansour was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Bethlehem in Palestine. She works mainly with film, and also produces installations, photos and sculptures. Central to her work is the dialectics between myth and historical narrative. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Jarman award and in 2019 represented Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennale.

In Electrical Gaza, Rosalind Nashashibi combines her footage of Gaza, and the fixer, drivers and translator who were her constant companions, with animated scenes. She presents Gaza as under a spell; isolated, suspended in time, under siege and always highly charged. British Palestinian artist Rosalind Nashashibi is a painter and filmmaker. Her films chronicle intimate moments of contemporary life across diverse circumstances with a deeply empathetic and personal approach. Nashashibi was a Turner Prize nominee in 2017, and represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale.