Screening: Blind Ambition

In Conver­sation: Hassan Khan and Sherif El-Azma

Salt Beyoğlu

September 26, 2012 18.30

Blind Ambition 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                <i>Blind Ambition</i>’dan (2012) görüntü<br />
Hassan Khan ve Galerie Chantal Crousel'in izniyle
Still from Blind Ambition (2012)

Courtesy of Hassan Khan and Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Hassan Khan, Blind Ambition, 2012
Single-channel B&W video
Dubbed and synchronized voices HD video shot on a Samsung Galaxy SII cell phone
46 minutes

A screening of Blind Ambition by Hassan Khan will be followed by a conversation about the work between Khan and Sherif El-Azma.

Blind Ambition (2012) is not made like a film. It has no decoupage or preplanned cuts, per se. It is shot on a cell phone: I create the situation, put the actors in it, and shoot. I edit later. But, as I edit, something remains hidden.” - Extract from a conversation mediated by Shahira Issa for Kaleidoscope

Blind Ambition premiered at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012.

Sherif El-Azma (1975, Manchester)
Lives and works in Cairo. Sherif El-Azma is an experimental film-maker and video artist. In his works he uses the narrative strategies of cinema and media semiotics to re-question human experience. Since 1997, his work has been shown in major art institutions including the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Camden Art Centre in London, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Madre Museum in Naples and the National Film Theatre in London. El-Azma is currently working on projects that involve a more classical narrative film form.

The conversation will be held in English.