program 2023

As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night

Director Biography – Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind
Soren LIND (1970, Denmark) is a Danish author, artist, director, and scriptwriter. With a background in philosophy, Lind wrote books on mind, language, and understanding before turning to art, film, and fiction. He has published novels and short story collections. His children’s books are translated into several languages. Lind screens and exhibits his films at museums, galleries, and film festivals worldwide. His work was shown at the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennial. Other venues and festivals include Copenhagen Contemporary, MoMA, Barbican, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, and International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Larissa Sansour is a Palestinian artist who currently resides in LondonEngland.[1] Her practice includes photography, film, sculpture, and installation art. Some of her works include Tank (2003), Bethlehem Bandolero (2005), Happy Days (2006), Cairo Taxilogue (2008), The Novel of Novel and Novel (2009), Falafel Road (2010), Palestinauts (2010), Nation State (2012), In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2016), and Archaeology in Absentia (2016).
Steeped in black and white, Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish delivers an Arabic-language aria about intergenerational sorrow and maternal grief. The haunting composition, based on Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and the Palestinian traditional song Mashaal, traces a century of loss and harrowing conflict with extraordinary power and grace.