To launch Bouchra Khalili’s new artist's book The Tempest Society join Book Works and The Showroom for a screening of the film The Tempest Society followed by a conversation between the artist and The Showroom’s Director Elvira Dyangani Ose.
The Tempest Society gathers together interviews, essays, rare archival material and translations, to revisit and resuscitate the forgotten heritage of ‘Al Assifa’ – a politicised theatre group born out of the struggles of the Mouvement des travailleurs arabes (MTA), Palestine, anti-colonialism, and workers’ and immigrant labour rights. With contributions from Hendrik Folkerts, Abdellali Hajjat, Pothiti Hantzaroula, interviews with surviving member of Al Assifa, Philippe Tancelin, and Omar Berrada, Bouchra Khalili, Alexandre Kauffmann, and Isavella Alopoudi, Giannis Sotiriou, and Elias Kiama Tzogonas, the performers in The Tempest Society.
This event is part of This is No Longer That Place: a Public Discussion curated by Michaela Crimmin and The Showroom, as part of the European Cooperation project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture co-funded by Creative Europe, with UK activities co-funded by the Royal College of Art.
Image credit: Bouchra Khalili, The Tempest Society Commissioned for documenta 14. 2017. 60'. Color. Sound. Courtesy of the artist
Bouchra Khalili is a Moroccan-born Berlin-based visual artist. Her work in film, installation, photography and printmaking has been shown internationally at exhibitions including documenta 14, the 55th Venice Biennal, the 18th Sydney Biennal, the 10th Sharjah Biennal, the 6th Marrakech Biennal and the 8th Goteborg Biennal.More