JAN 05 – Film Screening: BLIND AMBITION

FRAGMENTA is pleased be announce a film screening by and with artist Hassan Khan. The screening will take place at The Royal British Legion in Valletta, and will be followed by a Q & A with Hassan Khan. Please join us for the event!

Blind Ambition (2012, 46 min.) is a film shot with a cell phone with 27 actors in nine different episodes that take place at different times of the day in public places across the city. Shot in stark black and white and completely silent except for the voices of the actors it is an attempt to crystallize and suspend an emotional condition that seethes under the surface of a collective, to produce a portrait of selves held together by a fragile intent.

still from Blind Ambition (the man in the car)
Hassan Khan: still from BLIND AMBITION, (2012), single channel video, dubbed and synchronized voices, HD video shot on a Samsung Galaxy SII cell phone, 46 min. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel

Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer. Recent exhibitions include Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, (2015); Kodak Passageway, D-CAF, Cairo (2014); Secession, Vienna (2013); SALT, Istanbul (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); Paris Triennial (2012) and the 2012 New Museum Triennial, New York (2012). He also regularly performs his own music live, recent appearances include Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015), SVNMASH Music Festival, Milan (2015), Portikus, Frankfurt (2015); Forget Amnesia Festival, Stromboli (2014); The Toulouse International Art Festival, Toulouse (2014), Klangzeit New Music Festival, Munster (2014), Maerz Musik Festival, Berlin (2013), Ghetto, Istanbul, (2013), Auditorium du Louvre, Paris (2012); and Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, (2012). Khan’s publications include The Agreement (2011) and Nine Lessons Learned from Sherif El Azma (2009).

Screening starts at 8PM.
Doors open at 7:30PM.
Screening is followed by Q&A with Hassan Khan.

Location: The Royal British Legion, Valletta. 111 Melita Street.


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