Code Names, a screening-performance by Maryam Tafakory

Code Names, a screening-performance by Maryam Tafakory

Image from Maryam Tafakory’s performance Code Names, 2022.

Code Names, a screening-performance by Maryam Tafakory

Admission starts at $5

November 29, 2022, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Tuesday, November 29 at 7pm for Code Names, a screening-performance by Maryam Tafakory, who will be presenting in person.

To the outsiders, the bystanders, the virtual onlookers, to the disaster capitalist, the hopeless, the failed revolutionist—from wherever you are standing, come a step closer and listen as we try to rewind, to fast forward, to pause, to look away, to stare at this screen blurred once with pixelation, twice with tears—with a disorientation that comes with being outside, among bodies plagued with indifference, with voluntary numbness, with individualism, with indoctrinated rationality, with sense-making that makes little sense to the rest of us, with an engagement that is never engaged. And then there is the problem of your resistance to seeing, which results in our silence.  

Every word comes from a tongue never our own but one of an endless war within, of an unheard collective rage carrying a history buried alive that nonetheless insists on living. A war that began this year. A war that began last year. And another four years ago. After the one fourteen years ago. And the one 24 years ago. And the one 42 years ago, lasting eight years, if only on paper. And of course, the one 44 years ago—after which there was a war every single day. 

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–Two flights of stairs lead up to the building’s front entrance at 172 Classon Avenue. 
–For elevator access, please RSVP to The building has a freight elevator which leads into the e-flux office space. Entrance to the elevator is nearest to 180 Classon Ave (a garage door). We have a ramp for the steps within the space.          
–e-flux has an ADA-compliant bathroom. There are no steps between the Screening Room and this bathroom.

Feminism, Performance, Film
Revolution, Protests & Demonstrations, Middle East

Maryam Tafakory (b. Iran) is an artist filmmaker whose textual and filmic collages interweave poetry, documentary, archival, and found material. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at MoMA Doc Fortnight; IFFR Rotterdam; ICA London; True/False; Pergamon Museum; M HKA; and Anthology Film Archives amongst others. She has received several awards including the Ammodo Tiger Short at 51st IFFR, Gold Hugo Award at 58th Chicago International Film Festival, Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award at 60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Experimental Short Film at 70th Melbourne International Film Festival, the Jury Prize at Documenta Madrid, and the Best Short Film at Festival de Cine Lima Independiente. She was awarded the Flaherty/Colgate Distinguished Global Filmmaker in Residence (NY) in 2019, and she received a MacDowell Fellowship in 2022.

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