Mapping Lessons

MAPPING LESSONS, 2020

SAVVY Contemporary presents
MAPPING LESSONS, Philip Rizk, Egypt 2020, DCP, OV/EnS, 60 min 
Sep 6, 2021 13:45 Arsenal Cinema, from Sep 7 on arsenal 3

In MAPPING LESSONS we travel with K through time and place to a Levant undergoing colonization. These struggles are placed in conversation with the early days of the Soviet Union, 1936 Spain, Vietnamese resistance groups, the Paris Commune, and the Syrian Revolution, acting as a manual to prepare for and guide future movements. 
K learns lessons from her encounters along the way on agroecology and self-governance, on sustainable energy, and about education outside of the nation-state framework. The journey locates the current neo-colonial reality that plagues the region within the colonization of the past. Inspired by the format of an online tutorial, MAPPING LESSONS tells of experiments in autonomy in the absence of a state. Amongst other sources the score incorporates a 1972 free jazz session recorded in Cairo, Egypt. 

See also “Found Futures IV”