Screening + Artist Talk | Basma Alsharif: Drawing a line through the Ouroboros

When 30 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Where Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University, 24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Enquiry (617) 496-5387

On Thursday, November 30, Basma Alsharif presents a program of texts, sounds, and images which served as references and influences for her first feature-length film Ouroboros. Drawing a line through the Ouroboros includes excerpts from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s documentary Location Hunting in Palestine, a brief reading from Carlo Levi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli, and sounds by musician Yann Gourdon. Also included is Alsharif’s short film Home Movies Gaza (2013, 24 minutes), in which she captures the private and public spheres of the Gaza Strip.

The following evening on Friday, December 1, 7 pm, Ouroboros will screen at the Harvard Film Archive.

Basma Alsharif is an artist/filmmaker born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip. She has a BFA and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Alsharif developed her practice nomadically between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, the Gaza Strip and Paris. She works between cinema and installation, centering on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes and natural environments. Major exhibitions include: the Whitney Biennialles Rencontres d’Arles, les Module at the Palais de Tokyo, Here and Elsewhere at the New Museum, Al Riwaq Biennial Palestine, The Berlin Documentary Forum, the Sharjah Biennial, and Manifesta 8. >

Drawing a line through the Ouroboros is presented in collaboration with Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Harvard Film Archive and the Film Study Center at Harvard.

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