5 DVDs | 2010 | 5:36:57
Radical Closure
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...


Collection: Curated Compilations, Box Sets

Tags: experimental film, landscape, middle east, politics

1 DVD | 2010 | 1:29:02
House Hold, Guy Ben-Ner
This first program deals with stories of captivity. To start, Hostage: The Bachar tapes by Walid Raad presents us with an imagined hostage presumably held in custody along with the American hostages in Lebanon during the 1980’s. Raad’s work reflects...


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: autobiography, crime or violence, diary, documentary, environment, family, jewish, landscape, media analysis, middle east, politics, sexuality, war

1 DVD | 2010 | 1:10:45
(Posthume) (Posthumous), Ghassan Salhab
This program presents different approaches to looking at war, and to using images of war. My Friend Imad and the Taxi is an unfinished work from two amateur filmmakers, both passionate about film, who lived in Beirut in the eighties when the city...


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: european film/video, experimental film, family, future, media analysis, middle east, music, photography, politics, surveillance, war

1 DVD | 2010 | 58:55
Detail, Avi Mograbi
Border situations have inspired writers, artists and filmmakers, particularly within the context of divisions and border control within the Middle East. Who draws the borders? What are the effects of imposing them, of imposing checkpoints? This...


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: body, eastern european, family, landscape, middle east, war

1 DVD | 2010 | 54:00
Intensive Care, Hatice Güleryüz
Named after Hatice Güleryüz’s haunting short film, with its disturbing yet iconic images, this program presents unsettling situations narrated with both considerable emotional investment and critical distance. In her work Intensive Care, Güleryüz...


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: animation, body, eastern european, expedition/travel, history, middle east, music, performance, politics, youth/childhood

1 DVD | 2010 | 1:04:15
Birthday Suit with scars and defects, Lisa Steele
How useful is personal testimony to History? The most abstract of all the works that focus on personal narrative in this program is certainly Lisa Steele’s Birthday Suit with scars and defects, in which the artist gently caresses every scar on her...


Collection: Curated Compilations

Tags: architecture, body, expedition/travel, family, feminism, middle east, politics, post-colonialism

Rankus, Ed Videoworks: Volume 1


Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: video history, videoworks

Tom Rubnitz Videoworks: Sexy, Wiggy, Desserty
Until his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Tom Rubnitz produced short, humourous videotapes featuring some of New York’s most outrageously talented musicians, artists and drag queens. Influenced by mass media entertainment, Rubnitz crafted...


Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: camp, gender, home dvd, humor, lgbtq, music, performance, videoworks

Sterling Ruby: Interventionist Works 2001-2002
Four videos from artist Sterling Ruby that deal with quiet moments, capturing an atmospheric intimacy, both voyeuristic and perverse.


Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: chicago art, conceptual art, sexuality