Film and video curated by Bidoun Projects
A four-week program of diverse films and videos that are united in their mistrust of inherited narratives about history and documentation, testimony and voice.
Bidoun + UbuWeb = BubuWeb
In 2009, Bidoun entered a long-term collaboration with UbuWeb, an award-winning online archive for avant-garde media.
Bidoun and Migrating Forms at Anthology Film Archives
Bidoun and the Migrating Forms festival presented a very rare and special screening of Parviz Kimiavi’s 1973 experimental satire, Moghollha (the Mongols).
Bidoun & Semiotext(e) at Light Industry
Bidoun and Semiotext(e) presented a screening of two rarely shown works depicting outsiders’ visions of Morocco, introduced by celebrated novelist Abdellah Taïa, Morocco’s first openly gay writer, who discussed the fascination that Moroccan literature, landscape and culture have exerted over American expats and travelers.
The Black Banana at Anthology Film Archives
The Black Banana
1976, 71 minutes, 16mm, color
Together with Anthology Film Archives, Bidoun presented an encore screening of Ben Hayeem’s unmissable, unfathomable wonder.
Bidoun, LACMA and the Cinémathèque de Tanger
LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, the Ralph M.
She doesn’t think so but she’s dressed for the h-bomb
Curated by Bidoun’s Negar Azimi, this exhibition attempts to reveal the weight of diverse histories that define the current moment - whether these be manifest in the form of national myth, ritual, architecture or pop culture.
Dubai Now: short films and video from the UAE
Dubai Next is presented by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and curated by Rem Koolhaas, Jack Persekian and Bidoun.
Emre Hüner: Panoptikon
At the CAF, Bidoun Projects presented a seminal film by Istanbul-based artist Emre Hüner, comprised of exquisitely drawn and animated landscapes that form fantastical future-retro worlds.
The Bidoun Cinema and Video Lounge at Art Dubai 2008
At Art Dubai 2008, Bidoun curated and commissioned programs of artists film for a bespoke cinema and a video lounge.
Film night at the Curzon Mayfair
A film night curated by Bidoun member Tirdad Zolghadr, featuring works by Hito Steyerl (November), Dirk Herzog (Pelmeni/Blini), Fikret Atay (Lalo’s Story) and Giovanni Carmine and Christoph Buchel (PSYOP).
Bidoun Video 2010
Each year, Bidoun Projects presents a series of new video programs with the aim of exploring various thematic concerns and highlighting video art practice in and around the Middle East.