Peripheral Vision

The films in this selection take as their starting point the exhaustion and failure of systems of information. Characters, symbols, and situations emerge from the gaps of organised knowledge to express an oblique vision of a weird global present. Voices and soundscapes feature heavily in this selection, in some instances as a stream of consciousness, in others as personal testimony, in others still as an attempt to translate the stuff of a porous memory into a succinct aesthetic expression. Overall, this selection asks the questions: what do we do with the rifts in our organisation of peripheral knowledge? How many times can the representation be removed from the source while still being considered a valid form of record? How can this question act as a catalyst to create new categories of history and terrains? And how do the peculiar archives that emerge from addressing such questions through video affect our psychological landscape? Selection and Program: Mona Gamil