Jumana Manna, Vue de l'œuvre <i>Khabia series</i> en cours de production, 2018. © Jumana Manna
Jumana Manna, Caché (Insurance Policy), Work in progress, 2018 © Jumana Manna

"Wild Relatives", Jumana Manna : screening and discussion

In parallel to her series of sculptures Khabia series exhibited in Lafayette Anticipations’ Le centre ne peut tenir, Jumana Manna presents her movie Wild Relatives at the movie theater Le Luminor — two steps away from the Fondation.
In recent projects, Manna has used film and sculpture to recompose various archival materials that pertain to historical narratives of the Levant and northern Europe as separate and relational geographies. These works have explored the ways in which economic, political and interpersonal forms of power condition architectural sites as well as human and plant life. Manna has a particular interest in the erasures that accompany various modern scientific preservation practices; her projects challenge the binary constructions of a pure and unchanging heritage on the one hand, and the embrace of innovation on the other.

In her newly commissioned work Wild Relatives, Manna follows the matrix of hierarchies and relationships involved in a transaction of seeds between the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, an island in the Arctic Ocean, and the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. The film travels the path of these seeds and traces motifs of extracting and placing different life forms from and into the ground, back and forth from dry lands to permafrost.

Full rate: €9,50
Reduced rate: €7,50
Encounter
Offsite

Wednesday 18 Jul 2018
from 07:30 pm to 08:30 pm
Saturday 28 Jul 2018
from 11 am to 12 pm

Jumana Manna, Vue de l'œuvre <i>Khabia series</i> en cours de production, 2018. © Jumana Manna
Jumana Manna, Caché (Insurance Policy), Work in progress, 2018 © Jumana Manna
Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives, film still, 2018.
Jumana Manna, Wild Relatives, Film still, 2018 © Jumana Manna

Until
10 May

MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
JeudiClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed