Peacock Visual Arts is the leading contemporary visual arts organisation in Aberdeen and the NE of Scotland, bringing artists and the public together through exhibitions‚ events‚ talks‚ residencies‚ film screenings‚ gigs and workshops to make and present art in exciting and innovative ways.
Cruel Weather. Arab Middle East Film Festival
02 October - 14 November, 2009
Arab cinema is not yet major in cinema history but the equivalent of a medium size provincial town...it's striving. - Etel Adnan
Welcome to Cruel Weather, a festival of recent film/video from the Arab Middle East, organised by Peacock Visual Arts and curated by Jay Murphy, of the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Modern Thought.
Cruel Weather explores artistic responses to crisis and the role of the moving image in today's Middle East. The festival showcases a fantastic series of award-winning documentaries, experimental and mixed genre works, many of which have never before been screened in Scotland.
Screenings take place at various venues around Aberdeen, including Peacock Visual Arts, the Belmont Picturehouse and Aberdeen University.
The festival has been organised in partnership with Filmhouse Cinema (Edinburgh), Glasgow Film Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts, where the festival tours afterwards.
- Regine Debatty, Interview with festival director Jay Murphy, www.we-make-money-not-art.com, 28 September 2009
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Friday 2 Oct, 6 - 8pm, Peacock Visual Arts
LAUNCH! + Preview night of Identities in Motion. All welcome
Saturday 3 Oct, 4pm, Belmont Picturehouse
SLINGSHOT HIPHOP [Jackie Salloum, 83min]. more info
Thursday 8 Oct, 7pm, Peacock Visual Arts
INTRODUCTION TO AN ARGUMENT [Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, 41min], UNTITLED PART 3B: BEAUTY NEVER ENDS [Jayce Salloum, 11:22min], JULY TRIP [Wael Noureddine, 30min]. more info
Friday 16 Oct. 7pm, University of Aberdeen
WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS [Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, 118min]. more info
Thursday 22 Oct, 6pm, Belmont Picturehouse
THIS DAY [Akram Zaatari, 86min]. more info
Saturday 31 Oct, 1-5pm, Peacock Visual Arts
FILM MAKING MASTERCLASS [with Roy Samaha]more info
Saturday 31 Oct, 6pm, Peacock Visual Arts
PLEASE REWIND ME LATER [Roy Samaha, 30min]. more info
Wednesday 4 Nov, 7pm, Peacock Visual Arts
ASHURA [Jalal Toufic, 80min]. more info
Friday 13 Nov, 7pm, University of Aberdeen
CHAOS [Youssef Chahine, 122min]. more info
Gallery Exhibition: Identities in Motion Ayah Bdeir
3 October - 14 November, Peacock Visual Arts.
Identities in motion is a series of works by Ayah Bdeir that looks to contemporarise images of Arab identity, raising questions around complex life in the arab world, its sexuality, social relations, political instabilities, economic disparities and memories. more info
Workshop with Jackie Salloum
- Saturday and Sunday 31 October/1 November
- Location: Peacock Visual Arts
- Time: 2-5pm, both days
- Costs: FREE! Places are limited thought, so book your place now by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Curator Jay Murphy in conversation with director Jackie Salloum.
- Friday 30 October
- Location: Peacock Visual Arts
- Starts: 7pm
- Admission free, no booking required