Basma Alsharif

A Field Guide to the Ferns
USA 2015

10.02. 19:00 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg
11.02. 16:15 Arsenal 1

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Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, apathy and violence are blurred. A horror nature film develops, as Basma Alsharif fuses images from Ruggero Deodato’s “timeless slice of visceral horror,” Cannibal Holocaust, a self-referential study of sorts of the representation of violence, with those of another horror, equally distant, yet all too close.

Basma Alsharif is an artist/filmmaker of Palestinian origin who was born and raised nomadically, and developed her practice between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Amman, Sharjah, and the Gaza Strip. She received an MFA in 2007 from the University of Illinois in Chicago

Filmography (excerpt): O, Persecuted (2014), Deep Sleep (2014), Home Movies Gaza (Forum Expanded 2013), Farther Than The Eye Can See (2012), The Story of Milk and Honey (Forum Expanded 2011), We Began By Measuring Distance (2009), Everywhere Was The Same (2007)

Contact:www.basmalsharif.com
Format
: QuickTime ProRes, Colour
Running time: 11 min
Language: English