An infrastructural investigation of a worldly future
In Mohamed Abdelkarim’s recent work, fragmented fiction-narratives complicate the relationship between both notions of body and performativity by revisiting historical events and speculating future crises. He approaches moving image as a performative practice through which dissident bodies and unreliable stories come up against geopolitical infrastructures.
Following the screening of selected short films, a conversation will take place between Mohamed Abdelkarim, curator and researcher Salma Mochtari (Qalqalah قلقلة) and the audience.
is a performer, filmmaker, and researcher. He considers performance a research method and a practice through which he produces texts and images. He employs and reflects on performative acts like narrating, singing, detecting, doing, fictioning, and recently, speculating. His current umbrella project focuses on the agency of the landscape as a witness of “a history we missed and a future we did not attend yet”. He is currently Ph.D. candidate at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna.