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Ismail Bahri - Resonances

7:16, 2008, Video Art
Resonances starts with the prospecting of the bathroom from the artist’s childhood. Black inked words written in Arabic on the bathtub surface scatter and propagate progressively. They resonate and echo night scene recollections. Transformed in a resonance chamber, the bathtub mixes the fluids of these evanescent thoughts. By reflecting its surroundings, the ink blurred water surface, overturns and clouds the words. The backward surge of the night reveals the scars of a troubled universe, verging on obliteration.
DirectorIsmail Bahri ProducerIsmail Bahri CameraIsmail Bahri EditorIsmail Bahri

CountryTunesiaSubtitlesEnglishEdition2009 Screenings- RENCONTRES DE BAMAKO / AFRICAN BIENNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2009, Bamako, Mali.
- LES INSTANTS VIDEO, Marseille, France.
- EXPERIMENTAL 3, LOWAVE film’s selection, Osaka City Historical Museum, Osaka, Japan.
- STRANGE SCREEN 09, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece.
- OPTICA FESTIVAL PARIS 2009, Paris, France.
- INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL, Moscow, Russia.
- VIDEOHOLICA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, Archeology Museum, Varna, Bulgaria.
- MIDEN VIDEO ART FESTIVAL2009, Kalamata, Greece.
- FESTIVAL DES NOUVEAUX CINÉMAS, Paris, France.
- ATHENS VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 09, Athens, Greece.
- CROSSTALK VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, Budapest, Hungary.
- NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Naoussa, Greece.
- VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS, Vienna, Austria.
- PANORAMA DES CINÉMAS DU MAGHREB, Écran Saint Denis, Saint Denis, France.
- Video.it, Fondazione Mario Merz, Turin, Italia.
- EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA, Albuquerque, Nouveau Mexique, USA.
- ANKARA FILM FESTIVAL, Ankara, Turkey.
- IGVfestival, Dublin, Ireland.
- BERLIN DIRECTORS LOUNGE, Berlin, Germany.
- LATERAL MOVEMENT (Adelaide Film festival), Adelaide, Australia.

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