Tomorrow everything will be alright by Akram Zaatari

Zaatari is an artist and curator from Beirut who uses video in innovative ways, from documentary to narrative and recounting history.

Details

Medium:
Video
Dimensions:
11.44 minutes
Art Fund grant:
£16,941 ( Total: £16,941)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg

His work consistently poses questions about the methods, forms and uses of photography and other visual imagery. Zaatari was co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation in 1997 together with Walid Raad. This short, sparse video transposes the contemporary language of email and mobile phone text to the old technology of a typewriter. It focuses on a failed and perhaps clandestine romance using email which reveals how new communications technology can shape relationships. Two correspondents flirt lonely-hearts-style in the agonisingly slow exchange of the typewritten message. The work presents an alternative or hidden history of Lebanon. This work was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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