Shuruq Harb: The Jump & Musquiqui Chihying: The Lighting
29.06.2022 — 14.08.2022
Avenue Van Volxem 354, 1190 Bruxelles
Credits: Shuruq Harb, The Jump, video still, 2021. Produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation
Credits: Musquiqui Chihying, The Lighting, video still, 2021. Produced by the Han Nefkens Foundation
OPENING PROGRAMME – 29th June 2022 at WIELS
17:30, 19:00, 20:30 I Screenings The Jump & The Lighting
18:00 – 18:45 I Musquiqui Chihying in conversation with An van. Dienderen
19:30 – 20:15 I Shuruq Harb in conversation with Reem Shilleh
Shuruq Harb's The Jump is set within the tectonic rift of the Jordan Valley and explores the psychological terrains of leaping into the void. The film is narrated by a robotic voice that guides us through dizzying shots of the landscape, while speculating about the conditions surrounding a Palestinian man's jump into the Mediterranean.
In The Lighting, Musquiqui Chihying aims to revisit and clarify the issue of discrimination rooted in technological development. Photosensitive papers, image-recognition technologies and computer algorithms used for image-correction are based on human prejudices. They are prone to error and often result in the skin tones of certain groups of people being inaccurately exposed.
This exhibition marks an ongoing series of collaborations between the Han Nefkens Foundation and WIELS, bringing together their resources and expertise to support and present ambitious audio-visual work from around the world.