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Blind Ambition

Hassan Khan

Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere | Part I: Postcards from Afar Blind Ambition
Hassan Khan
2012

46 Minutes

Date
November 24–December 7, 2021

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Blind Ambition is a film shot with a cell phone with 27 actors in nine different episodes that take place at different times of the day in public places across the city. Shot in stark black and white and completely silent except for the voices of the actors, it is an attempt to crystallize and suspend an emotional condition that seethes under the surface of a collective, to produce a portrait of selves held together by a fragile intent.

Hassan Khan's Blind Ambition is presented within Postcards from Afar, the first of five chapters in Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere, an online film program curated by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The program streams in five thematic group screenings each two weeks long, and will be accompanied by two live discussions.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Category
Film
Subject
Video Art, Middle East, Subjectivity
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Hassan Khan is an artist, musician, and writer. Recent solo exhibitions include the Palacio de Cristal / Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid (2019-2020); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2019); Beirut Art Center (2016). Khan’s An Anthology of Published and Unpublished Writings, is co-published by Stäedelschule and Koenig Books, and his album, SUPERSTRUCTURE EP, was released by The Vinyl Factory in 2019. Forthcoming in February 2022 is a survey exhibition at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Khan is the winner of the Silver Lion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt.

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