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THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA - Steve Sabella on the Liberation of the Self

June 23, 2017
By Linda Paganelli
Featuring the exhibition Fragments from our Beautiful Future

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IN THE DARKROOM WITH
STEVE SABELLA

October, 2014

Directed & Produced by
Nadia Johanne Kabalan

Watch film on Vimeo (with Arabic subtitles)
Watch film on Vimeo (with Italian subtitles)


 

In the Darkroom with Steve Sabella    
         
   

The interview-based short film explores the creation process of recent works by the Jerusalem-born artist Steve Sabella. Having witnessed the construction of the Separation Wall in Palestine, Steve shares his views on the entanglements between art and politics that influence his work, which is characterised by fluidity, ongoing renewal and conversion. While the series Metamorphosis (2012) reveals the artist's transformation after an internal and external conflict rooted in his experience of occupation, 38 Days of Re-collection (2013-2014) documents the excavation of a forgotten and re-imagined history of Jerusalem. By exploring a fragmented material history and reality, Steve seeks a visual language of his own that transcends restrictions and challenges borders.
The film accompanies the artist in the darkroom, the space that brings images and imagination to life.

"When you are in the darkroom, you don't speak with anyone. The only thing you speak with is … art."

   
         
       
   
   
       
   
Official selection
   
   
   
         
         
   
PAST SCREENINGS
   
         
   
Boston Palestine Film Festival, Boston, USA - October 24, 2015
   
    The Eltiqa Group for Contemporary Art Gaza, Palestine, in collaboration with Windows on Gaza for Contemporary Art - April 11, 2015    
    The Arab Culture Association Haifa, Palestine - April 9, 2015    
    The French-German Cultural Center Ramallah, Palestine, in collaboration with the A.M. Qattan Foundation - April 8, 2015    
    Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture Bethlehem, Palestine - April 7, 2015 (view photos)    
    The Institut Français Jérusalem, Jerusalem, Palestine, in collaboration with The Educational Bookshop and Palestinian Art Court-Al Hoash - April 4, 2015    
    Berlin Independent Film Festival, Berlin, Germany - February 10, 2015 (view poster)    
   
Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival Doha, Qatar, Oct 23 - 26, 2014
   
   
Independence at Meem Gallery, Dubai, UAE - daily from October 28 - December 6, 2014
   
   
Archaeology of the Future at The International Center of Photography Scavi Scaligeri, Verona, Italy - daily from October 8 - November 16, 2014
   
   

The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK - October 16, 2014

   
     
     
     
     
     
   

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA - Steve Sabella on the Liberation of the Self

June 23, 2017
By Linda Paganelli
Featuring the exhibition Fragments from our Beautiful Future

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View on Electronic Intifada

Visit Linda Paganelli's website

   
     
     
     
     
     
   

THE PARACHUTE PARADOX
LONDON BOOK LAUNCH

November 21, 2016
At the University of London, SOAS

Including a reading, discussion with Dr. Siba Aldabbagh and Professor Wen-Chin Ouyang, Q&A and signing, sponsored by the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS), the Department of the languages and Cultures of Near and Middle East (NME), and the Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

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Learn more about The Parachute Paradox

The Parachute Paradox - London Book Launch
   
     
     
     
     
     
   

THE PARACHUTE PARADOX
BERLIN BOOK LAUNCH

October 18, 2016
At the Institute of Cultural Inquiry Berlin

Including reading, discussion with Alya Sebti, director of ifa-Galerie Berlin, moderated by Dr. Almút Sh. Bruckstein, founder of Taswir Projects, Q&A and signing, in cooperation between ICI Berlin, Steve Sabella & Friends, ifa-Galerie and Taswir Projects

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DEUTSCHE WELLE - GUEST & STORY

November 23, 2015
Interview by Samah Altaweel

Arabic

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Guest & Story
   
     
     
     
     
     
   

FRANCE 24 - ENCORE!

November 12, 2015
By Eve Jackson
Feature of 1st Biennial of Arab Photography, including interview with Steve Sabella

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*The feature begins at minute 7:30; see Sabella's interview at 10:20

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MAAN TV - DAR AL-KALIMA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & CULTURE HOSTS ARTIST STEVE SABELLA

April 8, 2015
Coverage of Bethlehem event as part of Steve Sabella's 2015 artist talk and monograph book launch tour in Palestine

Arabic

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AL JAZEERA - INSIDE STORY
Berlin Wall: Commemoration and Caution?

November 2014
Host: Martine Dennis
Interview with Irwin Collier, Karin Lukas and
Steve Sabella

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Read the article - PDF / Link

Inside Story - Steve Sabella
   
     
     
     
     
     
   

 

Archaeology of the Future - Tour

February 2015
by Boxart Gallery, Verona

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Sketches of Sabella

November 2014
Edited by Davide Papetti
for the International Center of Photography
Scavi Scaligeri

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Sketches of Sabella
   
           
           
           
           
           
   

Arts InSIght - Who Is Steve Sabella?

October 2014
Directed by Ernie Manouse
as part of the 2014 FotoFest Biennial
Featured on PBS' Artworks

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Artery Artist Profile: Steve Sabella

Summer 2014
Artery Media Project

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Steve Sabella for FotoFest 2014

February 2014
Part of the 2014 FotoFest Biennial

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Steve Sabella for FotoFest 2014
   
           
           
           
           
           
   

IkonoTV Air Festival

September 6 - 29, 2013
Exclusive broadcast on TV and live stream

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Dare to Question My Name or
Where I Come From

September 2012

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January 2013

Episode 1 - Exit

Episode 2 - In Exile

Episode 3 - Euphoria / Beyond Euphoria

A visual journey into four series by Steve Sabella. Three different episodes were aired daily

 

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Jerusalem In Exile

July 2007

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Kan Yama Kan

July 2007

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2004

Arabic (Hebrew subtitles)

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1998

Arabic (Hebrew subtitles)

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