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Minutes from a Second Story | Panel Discussion

Minutes from a Second Story Panel Discussion: Dima Alansari and Laura U. Marks in conversation with Haema Sivanesan.

Dima Alansari is a film-maker, producer, and community activist based in Vancouver.

Laura U. Marks is Dena Wosk University Professor at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Hajra Waheed’s art practice responds to strictly imposed restrictions on photography during her years growing up in Saudi Arabia. This panel discussion examines histories of aniconism in the Arab-Islamic world, and its tense relation to visual cultures and photo-practices that are ubiquitous in the West. This discussion will consider the role of photography and film/video with relation to the rise of modernity in the Gulf region, with implications for questions of history, memory and the imagination.

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 3pm
Where: Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

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This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.