Time

We 22.3.2017
6.30 pm Hrs

Place

KEX Studio

Sulaïman Majali
Artfilm

-did you tell them? [pause]--did i tell them what?--you told them this was fiction?

-did you tell them? [pause]--did i tell them what?--you told them this was fiction?
Screening by Sulaïman Majali
March 22, 2017 at 6.30 pm

Sulaïman Majali’s new video work is an interrogation of relationships between space, the image and the sculptural object. Departing from a transcript of a conversation that forms part of a wider project of mapping, defining and proposing Arabfuturism(s), the video work questions the location of the diasporic mind. After the proliferation of the image and a quantum scattering of bodies, how do we generate new narratives amongst the ruins of disintegration and collapse? 
Isn’t the citizen of nowhere, a citizen of everywhere? In the heterotopia of a phone conversation, the image, the word and the object occupy space at the peripheries of virtuality and actuality. 
Coffee?--Remember a thousand images and a poem?--all of this is poetry though,--in some way, yeah[-]i guess, erm,--i guess it could be, [pause] what do we mean by saying that?--you said it was poetry,--it’s irrelevant, it could be a script.--

Sulaïman Majali is an artist and writer based between Glasgow and London. 
He is currently Artist in Residence at KEX Studio and was invited in collaboration with Transmission, Glasgow.