Arab.AMP 2020-21 Season
Featuring a new Artist-in-residence program
and 5 commissioned projects.
AMP Resident Artist Sholeh Asgary / Screening & “Majles” Panel moderated by Abou Farman
Sunday, 13 June 2021
As a final synthesis to her AMP Residency research, Sholeh Asgary offers two video premieres and a “Majles” Panel with previous participants, moderated by Abou Farman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research (NYC), and participants from the Majles workshop series.
Asgary will also screen “Watch” and “270,” two video and sound compositions that were created during her time at Temescal Art Center in the summer of 2020.
AMP 2020-2021 COMMISSIONING SERIES
Web-based events, programs and gatherings - Free.
AMP Commissions is supported by the California Arts Council and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
This season features experimental film by Mark Gergis (London), new video work by Amy Melissa Reed (Sacramento), performance lecture by Doris Bittar (Los Angeles) and the premiere of Extraterritorial صوت - a collaborative project by Leyya Mona Tawil, Dena Al-Adeeb, Sholeh Asgary, Daiane Lopes da Silva.
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AMP Monthly Workshop Series with Resident Artist Sholeh Asgary
THIRD THURSDAYS MONTHLY [Sep 2020 -June 2021]
free, online, participatory
SAVE THE DATE - Screening/Panel w. Sholeh - June 13
Majles is a series of sound, silence and movement based workshops, audience participatory scores, and collective reflections that seek to build a new governance through individual creativity, in relationship to each other. Each Majles session convenes online the third Thursday of the month, and tends to be preceded or followed by a guided offering.
AMP Commissions / Doris Bittar
Premiere Screening and Interview
28th March 2021
Watch the work and interview here.
AMP Commissions presents "Colonial Colonnade" by Doris Bittar. Colonial Colonnade is a performative exploration to reconcile English and Arabic words as a streaming list of diasporic utterances beginning with the letter "c." The video pieces follow a hybridized pattern animation with Sound by Doris Bittar, Clarissa Bitar, Margarita Zulueta and a team of voices from the local Arab American community coordinate with performance improvisations.
AMP Commissions / Amy Melissa Reed
Arab.AMP is excited to announce a commission for a video sound text score by transdisciplinary artist Amy Melissa Reed, premiering on Saturday, February 20th 2021
Watch it here.
This work re-started in Spring 2020 with a collaboration with the home space: the garden, Amy's mother and family. It later grew to include collaborators via telematic and other platforms. Friends and colleagues who remained in communication during the global pandemic contributed to this work as we shared personal stories of loss, dreams, forgetting, losing a cat, and the neighbor's house burning down.
John King & Leyya Tawil / Gather for Gaza
21 Dec 2020
A special Arab.AMP / Gather for Gaza concert featuring the duo of John King and Leyya Tawil.
UNRWA #GatherforGaza initiative supports education for the children in Gaza, specifically funding materials that make remote learning possible during this pandemic.
Please donate if you can!
premieres on Friday December 4th 2020.
The first of our Commissioned Projects!
Extraterritorial صوت is a video work that proposes a feminist take on post-apocalypse ambitions. Collaborators Leyya Mona Tawil, Sholeh Asgary, Dena Al-Adeeb, and Daiane Lopes da Silva construct this work with sounds, images and choreographies that invoke territories inside/outside borders, bodies, and land.
Please join us this Friday, December 4th for a Zoom pre-party from 5:00-6:00pm PST to hang out with the ELIXIR team and toast the process!
Register for Premiere Party here