13.05.2024
76 MIN
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Son[i]a #401
Marwa Arsanios

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Marwa Arsanios, “Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part IV”, 2022. Video Still

Marwa Arsanios, “Who is Afraid of Ideology? Part IV”, 2022. Video Still.

Lebanese artist, researcher, and filmmaker Marwa Arsanios has a multidisciplinary practice that is closely aligned with movements and communities at the intersection between ecological thinking, land struggles, and feminist politics. She understands art as a set of relations, connecting spaces of sociabillity through strategies and devices that allow communities to think collectively about the urgent questions of the contemporary world. This methodology permeates her projects: from her early days working at 98weeks, the self-organized artist-run space in Beirut she co-founded with her cousin Mirene Arsanios, to her ongoing film series “Who’s Afraid of Ideology” where film—and the film set itself—becomes a space where politics is not only discussed but also produced, enacted and transmitted.

In this podcast, Arsanios unpacks the many conversational tactics embedded in her modes of working in the gaps between art and activism. We talk about reading groups, the film object, solidarity as a practice, and using the art economy to bring communities and movements together.

Conversation: Anna Ramos. Script and sound production: Albert Tarrats. Voice Over: Javiera Cadiz.

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