Nostalgia for the present, sealed in a non-linear time capsule.
Nashashibi’s two films follow a multi-generational group – comprising the artist, her children, as well as close friends – as they test a new form of ‘space travel’ using non-linear time. Both parts are inspired by sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin’s novella The Shobies’ Story (1990). Like the crew in Le Guin’s story, Nasashibi’s group seems to bond through the adoption of a non-hierarchical dynamic. The films reflect on how a group’s sense of commonality is built and then fractured when their movement is non-sequential and beyond their understanding. Through sci-fi, Nashashibi allows non-nuclear family to blend into the community and working life, and explores the potential of love outside of linear time.
The London-based artist Rosalind Nashashibi is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University. In her work she explores family and community relations, sometimes incorporating fictional or mythological elements.
As part of ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self - sep oct nov dec 2019.
UK, 2019, 24’, English spoken, no titles
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