Talks & Events
Live Performance, Film/Video Screening

Screening: Ciné-Sahra & Devotional Vocal Performance by Assia Ghendir

18 Jul 2024 6-8pm

Nottingham Contemporary
Nottingham NG1 2GB


* Please note, a separate ticket is require for the performance and screening due to differing capacities.
Join us in The Space and Gallery 4 for an evening reflecting on themes emerging within Hamid Zénati’s exhibition, Two Steps at a Time.

We will be hosting a film programme, Ciné-Sahra, featuring Memories of an Unborn Sun (2024) by Marcel Mrejen, Galb'Echaouf (2021) by Abdessamad el Montassir and And still, it remains (2021) by Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah. The films featured explore colonial violence in the Sahara and the resistance rooted in this environment and will be briefly introduced by Emma Bouraba.

Ciné-Sahra is a project curated by Emma Bouraba and Abiba Coulibaly dedicated to sharing films from the breadth of the Saharan region, exploring the intermediary and often obscured space as a site of social, environmental and narrative pluralism through contemporary, archival, and artists’ film.

Click here to book tickets for the film screening - please note a separate ticket is required for the screening and performance.

The screening will be followed by a devotional vocal performance with Assia Ghendir in response to the natural forms, textures and designs that inspired Zénati’s 'all-over' style.

To witness is to make contact

To be touched

And to bear

The marks of this touch

About the event:
Free. Limited Capacity.

Booking is required.


This film screening will be held in The Space and the performance will be held in Gallery 4.

Speakers will use microphones.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or phoning 0115 948 9750.

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