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/si:n/ is the mathematic sign to express the unknown, X in French and in English and a nice letter in Arabic. The spectator see it as an arabic letter but in phonetic it covers two meanings in English: scene and seen (to see). The name /si:n/ bears in itself the will of the festival to be a space of encounters between cultures.
The festival is the fruit of a collaboration based on active participation in shaping a vision between a group of institutions organising and/or hosting the festival, in Palestine and in Marseille.
First event of this kind in Palestine, the festival is organised every two years, in different cities (Jerusalem, Gaza, Birzeit, Nablous, Bethleem) with Ramallah in its centre.
The event is becoming an important international platform capable of attracting distinctive local, Arab and international participations, and a meeting space for knowledge, discussion and production.
The 4th edition of the video art and performance festival will take place from 7 - 9 July 2015.
11 cultural organisations gathered to design and produce the festival:
A.M. Qattan Foundation, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, French-German Cultural Center, Riwaq, International Academy of Arts, Ramallah Municipality
Palestinian Art Court-Al Hoash, Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Eltiqa Group for Contemporary Art, Windows from Gaza for Contemporary
Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture
Les Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques
An international program by artists coming from Palestine, France, Germany, Russia, Great-Britain, Iran, Brazil, Finland, Egypt, Poland, USA, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland and China, includes:
4 performances by Raeda Saadeh, Samar Haddad King, Said Salameh, Pascal Lièvre
7 installations by Roland Kranz, Bertrand Gadenne, Xiaowen Zhu, Max Philipp Schmid, Henri Gwiazda, Pascal Lièvre.
Single channel video: by Mahdi Baragithi, Qais Assali, Lama Takruri, Ali Aldeek, Asem Nasser, Manal Awad, Mohammad Mostafa, Baha Abu-Shanab, Saliba Rishmawi & Ibrahim Handal, Ihab Jadallah, Mathieu Sanchez, Hasan Tanji, Tessa Garland, Maryam Tafakory, Christopher Chiu, Fernando Visockis & Thiago Parizi, Tusia Dabrowska, Daniel Pinheiro, Julie Pfleiderer, Jean-Paul Fargier, Rania Khalili, Mounira al Solh, Khader Nastas, Varvara Abd El-Razek, Maria Stephan, Linda Hasayen, Dania Assaf & Jaida’ Khaled, Else Artmann/Samuel Duvoisin, Pawel Bartosik, Maria Dabow, Marlene Denningmann, Barbara Dévény, Andrea Éva Györi, Rebecca Loyche, Undine Sommer, Clara Winter/Lina Walde, Helene Wittmann.
More information and program:
The 4th edition of the video art
and performance festival
takes place in Palestine
from 7 - 9 July 2015.
Produced by 11 cultural organisations
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