Yerba Buena Center

Volume 14: Middle East

13 Jan - 27 Mar 2011

Beyond-Guilt (Part 1) by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir
Compiled by ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
Jan 13 — Mar 27, 2011

For the CrossFade Video Lounge from January 13 through March 27, 2011, YBCA presents a compilation of nine videos that focus on the Middle East, each accompanied by a brief commentary. They comprise Volume 14 of ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a magazine in a DVD format. Volume 14: Middle East explores a region so culturally conflicted that the very term 'Middle East' is disputed as a holdover from colonialism. With perspectives from both inside and outside the region, this compilation includes documentaries, experimental live action and animation videos. They focus on a range of topics including political, religious, and social dissent, as well as linguistics, food, ritual, media, power, humor, and beauty.

Videos and Commentators include:
Crowded With Voices by Anya Belkina w/ commentary by Nicole Triche
Domestic Tension by Wafaa Bilal w/ commentary by Carol Becker
Uled Tripoli, Sabe Tripoli, Soldiers Lebanon by Teresa Diehl w/ commentary by Manon Slome
Survival Signs by Mounir Fatmi w/ commentary by Tarek Elhaik
Headlines: A Hybrid Film Trilogy by Sabine Gruffat w/ commentary by David Dinnell
Kessler's Circus by Jon Kessler w/ commentary by Alanna Heiss
Confessions Coming Soon by Roee Rosen w/ commentary by Bill Arning
Soup Over Bethlehem by Larissa Sansour w/ commentary by Nat Muller
Beyond Guilt (Part 1) by Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir w/ commentary by Roee Rosen

Tags: Wafaa Bilal, Teresa Diehl, Mounir Fatmi, Jon Kessler, Manon, Roee Rosen, Larissa Sansour, Ruti Sela