Rather than consider the body as a fixed object of study, this exhibition draws on experimental video and portraiture to explore the radical potentiality of bodily presentation. Each of the short films or pieces in this series offers up alternative paradigms for embodiment and the affinity or contact between bodies by disrupting environments or revealing the body’s haunting traces. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and artist interventions. Participating artists are Negar Behbahani, Mirak Jamal, Raed Yassin, Fatima Al Qaidiri, Lyndsy Welgos, Monira Al Qadiri, and Marwa Arsanios, and will be accompanied by a series of talks and artist interventions.
This exhibition is curated by Barrak Alzaid, Artistic Director of ArteEast, with support from the International Resource Network (IRN), Middle East located at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at City University of New York. IRN is a global community of researchers, activists, artists, and teachers sharing knowledge about diverse sexualities.