Sheffield Fringe

International collaborations

13 Feb – 17 Feb 2019

Various venues

International collaborations

The Revolution is Not a Virgin

SUNDAY 17.02.2019 19:30


We’re thrilled to return to UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art with a special program, The Revolution is Not A Virgin, featuring the work of Marwa Arsanios, Sean Bonney, Cana Bilir-Meier, Şener Özmen, Nina Kreuzinger, a performance by Hadi Fallahpisheh and a reading by Evan Calder Williams on the history of sabotage.

Countering the typically noisy, chaos-driven acts of ‘revolution’ and the campaigning desire of documentary as a political tool the programme of video works explores silence as a productive act of resistance. What can viewers can discern from gaps in artistic expression; from what is not shown; from what is not said?

In an introduction and post-screening discussion, filmmaker and programmer Minou Norouzi will discuss the evening’s contributions with Hadi Fallahpisheh and Evan Calder Williams in relation to her current research project Revolutionary Patience: The Ethics of Non-interventionist Documentary Encounters, also included as part of the College Art Association, CAA 107th Annual Conference.

This programme is co-curated by Minou Norouzi and Pınar Öğrenci in collaboration with UnionDocs and with the kind support of the Arts Council, England; Goldsmiths, University of London, and Openvizor.

Image: Cana Bilir-Meier, My Name is Foreigner (Germany/Turkey 2013). Courtesy the artist.

  • The Revolution is not a Virgin

    The Revolution is not a Virgin

    Sunday 17 February 2019, 7:30pm

    UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art

    Film screening + Talk

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