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24 min. English.

Part One: Where There Is a Joyous Mood, There a Comrade Will Appear to Share a Glass of Wine. concerns affective relations and community building. The film is like a spell or a promise for a new and more liberating type of family structure. The film has a non-linear narrative that weaves various intimate settings, some within shared domestic spaces, others in outdoor environments. Shot in Lithuania, London, and Edinburgh, the film features the artist and her children, as well as close friends, which she considers extended family.
In the process of creating this new work, Rosalind Nashashibi questions how a group’s sense of commonality is dissolved when there is an absence of communal experience and adherence to linear time. Through an open-ended discussion of space and time travel in the film, which is in part inspired by the creation and dissolution of group relationships in Ursula Le Guin’s “The Shobies’ Story” (1990), Nashashibi explores new modes of conviviality, considering the absence of the nuclear family structure without an imperative model in sight.

Rosalind Nashashibi, born in United Kingdom in 1973, is a London-based artist working primarily in film, painting, and printmaking. She represented Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale, and her work has been shown worldwide. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Photo: © LUX, London / Rosalind Nashashibi

Production Denna Cartamkhoob. Production company LUX (London, United Kingdom). Written and directed by Rosalind Nashashibi. Cinematography Rosalind Nashashibi. Editing Rosalind Nashashibi, Lucy Harris. Music Subjective (C Price / J Davidson), Giedrius Puskunigis. Sound design Philippe Ciompi. Sound Adam Gutch. With Liudvikas Buklys, Gintaras Didziapetris, Pauline Manacorda, Pietro Manacorda, Elena Narbutaite, Rosalind Nashashibi, Matthew Shannon.


2013: The Painter (4 min.), The Deliveryman (2 min.). 2015: Electrical Gaza (18 min.). 2017: Why Are You Angry? (18 min.), Vivian’s Garden (30 min.). 2019: Part One: Where There Is a Joyous Mood, There a Comrade Will Appear to Share a Glass of Wine..

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