Commissioned by the Fundação
Biena de São Paulo for the 32nd
Bienal de São Paulo:
Comissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd edition of the Bienal, Incerteza Viva, Maarad Trablous looks at the divergent outcomes of two similarly envisaged projects by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer: Ibirapuera park in São Paulo, Brazil (partly designed by Niemeyer) and the Rashid Karami International Fairgrounds in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Comprised of 15 individual concrete forms, the Rashid Karami International Fairgrounds was intended for hosting the world fair before construction stalled at the onset of the Lebanese civil war (1975). The film follows a figure on a journey of the vast and desolate urban park. Reoccurring images of the woman’s movement through space are cut with images of sparse visitors and workers. Her condition as a hollow vessel is both a symbol of hope and defeat. Past and present dissolve, leaving views and subject alike stranded, waiting for the future.
Shrook Al Ghanim Rana Sadik and Samer Younis Galerie Imane Farès marra.tein Amer Huneidi Mohammed Hafiz Ziad Mikati
Jochen Volz Imane Farés George Awde Jared McCormick Kristine Khoury George Arbid Amal Khalaf Sarah Chalabi Wassim Naghi Farida Sultan Ginger Beirut Productions Ziad Mikati
Director – Alia Farid Director of Photography – Mark Khalife Editing – Malek Hosni, Vartan Avakian Sound Consultant – Amin Farid Music and Sound Design – Nadim Mishlawi Producer – Jowe Harfouche Cast – Nowar Yusuf Sound engineer – Karine Basha Colouring – Belal Hibri Production Manager – Jennifer Haddad Production Assistant – Rosette Stephan 1st Camera Assistant – Ziad Choucha 2nd Camera Assistant – Joseph Rai Key Grip – Hatem Chayna Grip Assistant – Boudi Said Technical equipment and Crew Supplied by – Platform Studios Commissioned by – Fundação Bienal de São Paulo Distribution – Galerie Imane Farès