RETROVIZOR AT CITY OF WOMEN
˝When I first received an invitation to curate a video programme for the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women, I felt that I would be expected to present works dealing with the current crisis in Lebanon. But I decided not to. The wars in Lebanon are like a necklace of beads that have different shapes and colours; we are now experiencing another war but it is all the same war, and we are just living different variations of it. It never stopped. It never stops. It feels as if it is embedded in our lives, at some points dormant, at others destructively active. It’s as if we exist in the shadow of a volcano, and every so often it has to erupt and destroy in order for us to begin living again. The videos I am presenting were made before the onset of the current crisis, but they are never far from it.˝ (Christine Tohme)
Retrovizor: a surprise film screening
Retrovizor is a non-profit utopian cinema. It screens a variety of films from various periods, and its objective remains to explore and provide insight into the invisible cultures of moving images.
Ça sera beau: From Beirut with Love
I Had a Dream, Mom...
Curator of Lebanese video program: Christine Tohme
Organisation: City of Women, Retrovizor
In collaboration with: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts-Ashkal Alwan, Klub Gromka/AKC Metelkova mesto