The Mosaic Rooms announces Future Threads, a digital programme featuring artists, curators and thinkers from the Arab world and beyond who engage with social transformations and future concepts.
If it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times, what does that reflection look like in this moment of global crisis? Future Threads unpacks the disruptive potential of art and culture and profiles some of the most innovative and original responses by artists during this time of pandemic.
The programme features a conversation with founders of Project 003278079060, a voicemail system turned into a space to host sound art; a reading group On Palestinian Political Imaginaries in collaboration with The Funambulist; a live broadcast by Radio Al Hara, a station launched under lockdown in Palestine; an Instagram takeover by Lifta, a multidisciplinary platform that interrogates the narratives, histories and issues of the Middle East and North Africa; a newly commissioned cross-stitch pattern by Jordan Nassar which draws on the rich history of Palestinian embroidery; a live set from sound artist Hello Psychaleppo presented in partnership with MARSM; Readings, Conversations and audio-visual presentations curated by Kayfa ta (Maha Maamuon & Ala Younis), featuring Amr Ezzat and Oxana Timofeeva; films by New Media Society who also discuss the impact of Covid on the Iranian art scene; artist Mariam Ghani’s ongoing project Dis-Ease about international epidemic preparedness; and the streaming of critically acclaimed films by Larissa Sansour including ‘In Vitro’ which premiered at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Through conversations, studio visits, reading groups, films and music Future Threads seeks to imagine alternative visions and art’s ability to act as a tool to instigate radical and positive change.