"Our lives are held together by the institutions that we create. These form models of society, worlds in themselves. I am interested in getting access to these worlds and studying what we have created and how we negotiate it and live with it."
Glasgow-based artist Rosalind Nashashibi, descended from Palestinian and Irish parents, has won recognition over the last few years for her meditative films and work. This young artist represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2003 to resounding success, and she was the winner of the prestigious Beck's Future Award, the contemporary art award in England carrying one of the largest honoraria. Whether working with 16mm film, video, collage techniques, drawing or prints, all of her works are built upon observation. An experience of time passing and a layering of gestures and patterns are some of the most important elements of her work. In film, Nashashibi's initial idea can be a place, building or institution that bring up associations. With a poignant sense of observation, the films of Rosalind Nashashibi explore urban landscapes, trying to capture the atmosphere in particular moments during the day, her camera lingering on people and places, observing everyday activities and the environments in which these activities occur. This exhibition (Hreash House) focuses on a day spent in the home of an extended Palestinian family. The film discloses the experience of life in a large family through unusual images, the sounds of the background hum clarified, and a light is cast upon disparate notions of family within our cultures.
Vernissage: Thursday, 1 September 2005, 6 p.m.
At the opening Attila Nemes, curator of the exhibition will hold a conversation with the artist.
The 26-minute film is continuously screened and is on view Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
With the kind support of the British Council, the National Cultural Fund and Sygma Produkció Kft.