August focus –> Middle East

In August, the focus of CologneOFF 2011 is directed to Middle East.

This is good for the venue –>

Sunflower Art Center Beirut/Lebanon

Beirut will be hosting ColognOFF 2011 as the stand-alone event
–>”CologneoFF 2011 Beirut @ Sunflower Art Center
30 Aug – 3 September 2011 –,
which will be also the 1st of three venues launching CologneOFF VII – the 7th festival edition, to be followed by Riga (Latvia) and Budapest (Hungary) in September 2011.

But the Middle East aspect is particularly good also for screening programs online and offline
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Videoart by Larissa Sansour (Palestine)

as the solo artist of month August 2011 –>
Larissa Sansour
the internationally reknown videoartist living currently in London (UK)
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Videoart from Iran curated by Alysse Stepanian

“Close to My Heart”
videoart from Iran – curated by Alysse Stepanian
including videos by Morehshin Allahyari – Maneli Aygani – Neda Darzi
Samira Eskandarfar – Gelare Khoshgozaran – Laleh Mehran – Payam Mofidi – Hamed Shahihi – Parya Vatankhah
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Videoart by Mohammed Harb Gaza/Palestine

Messages from Gaza
in collaboration with “Windows from Gaza” & Gaza International Videoart Festival – videoart from Palestine
including videos by Ayman Asraq – Mohammed Harb
Shareef Sarhan – Majed Shala – Basel El Maqusi
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Videoart from Syria

”Behind Words” –
videoart from Syria– curated by Abir Boukhari (Damascus)

including videos by
Adnan Jatto , Fadi Hamwi, Hazem Hamwi, 04. Hiba Aizouk, Giwan Khalaf – Female, Maha Shahine, Nisrine Boukhari, Razan Mohsen, Raed Zeino
Ruba Khweis
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