Rania Lee Khalil: Palestinian Wildlife Series

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March 3, 2018
Segal Theatre

Video still courtesy of the artist

Saturday 3 | 4:30pm | Segal Theatre

USA | 2016 | 23 minutes | directed by Rania Lee Khalil
English with some Arabic subtitles

Palestinian Wildlife Series combines video art and lecture performance to consider the effects of Occupation on plant, animal and mineral life. Using footage from a television wildlife documentary on African animals, recorded from a television set in East Jerusalem, the film uses this act of appropriation to reflect on themes of mediation, displacement and representation in relation to its subject. Screened with live voiceover by the artist.


Photo by Rania Lee Khalil

Rania Lee Khalil works in performance and moving image. Her artworks reflect on the wonder and fragility of indigenous animals, plants and human (culture)s, in slow time. Her work has been seen in such places as The Judson Church, Utopia Station, Ontological- Hysteric Theater, New York; Aomori Art Museum Japan; Al Ma’mal Contemporary Art Foundation, Palestine and the 2015 Venice Biennale. Born to Egyptian parents in the U.S., Khalil has recently returned to Brooklyn after nine years abroad. She is presently completing a doctorate in Artistic Research at the University of Arts Helsinki.

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