September 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
In our second video produced with Kopenhagen Channel, we feature Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour, shedding light on her latest film in the works, titled “In the future, they ate from the finest porcelain.” The film offers a meta-comment on the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and is set like several of Sansour’s recent works in a futuristic sci-fi context. Sansour was born in East Jerusalem in 1973. She studied art in London, New York and Copenhagen, and is currently based in the UK. Sansour works across different artistic media, often tackling issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict with sarcasm and borrowing much from pop culture and cinema. In “A Space Exodus” for instance she pays homage to Stanley Kubrick’s classic “A Space Odyssey” while setting her protagonist to the mission of being the first Palestinian to land on the moon. In this video feature, we follow Sansour as she develops her new film and discuss with her the development of her work over the years, as well as the censorship incident she encountered after being nominated for an art prize, sponsored by Lacoste.
Amira El Masry translated the interview into Arabic.
This video was produced by Medrar.TV in partnership with Kopenhagen Channel during an arts documentation workshop, organized by Medrar.TV in Copenhagen in September 2014, and with the support of International Media Support (IMS) and the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU).
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]