Rana Hamadeh in conversation with curator and writer Carolina Rito to discuss her new film commission for The Showroom. The Sleepwalkers is the latest chapter in Hamadeh’s ongoing project Alien Encounters, which aims at further complicating the notion of ‘alienness’, understood broadly as the condition of estrangement with regard to the law.
Carolina Rito is a researcher and curator currently teaching in the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Carolina’s research and teaching focus on the conjunctions of curatorial studies, exhibition histories, and contemporary art practice and theory in the field of visual culture. Her PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge - Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London - investigates contemporary affects and the aesthetics of the ‘new’ of the Portuguese revolution through militant, documentary and essay cinema.
This is an event to accompany the exhibition Rana Hamadeh: The Sleepwalkers.
The Sleepwalkers is co-commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary, The Showroom (London) and Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), in collaboration with Flat Time House (London) and Primary (Nottingham). The project is generously supported by The Mondriaan Fund, The Embassy of the Netherlands, The Keir Foundation, The Elephant Trust and Maria Sukkar. With additional support from B Squared Foundation, Maya Rasamny and Zaha Hadid Foundation.