Mariam Mekiwi Guest Tutor video screening March 17, 19:00 - 20:30
Jan Verwoert and Danny Giles will host a special screening of an as-yet unreleased film by artist Mariam Mekiwi
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Mariam Mekiwi is a film editor and filmmaker from Alexandria and currently based in Berlin, where she is an associate fellow of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of the Arts in Berlin UdK with her feature film project "EL Markebba EL OMM - mothership". She completed her MFA at the University of the Arts in Hamburg HfBk in 2017. Her fiction film "Abl ma ansa - Before I forget" premiered at the Berlinale in 2018 and was nominated to the FIRST STEPS AWARDS in the same year. Her work circulated in various film festivals and art venues like the Sharjah film platform, Oberhausen film festival, Contemporary Image Collective Cairo CIC, Haifa Independent film festival, Hamburger Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe among others.
Before I Forget, Mariam Mekiwi, 31 min, 2018 A science-fiction story set in an indistinct coastal region, between land and sea, above and below water. El Captain disappears, one of his disciples takes a journey in the ocean to cut off the internet cable, the water level is rising, an amphibian woman appears at the shore looking for her mother, and the memories of two women in a ward intertwine. Scientist Dr. Sharaf is trying to congregate all of them – the members of the secret society of amphibians – in an attempt to save the world.