Short Film Profile

Rico in the Night

This short video-art collaboration between Yaqubi and French dancer-choreographer Jean Gaudin is evidence of a new standard and style of video art production being undertaken in the West Bank. Yaqubi places Gaudin's enigmatic character Rico in the heart of a Ramallah night, setting the dancer's staccato movements against a backdrop of the nocturnal city's hospitals, empty market places, family homes, and refugee camp alleyways. Neither narrative nor entirely abstract, this is a mood piece in which Rico takes the audience on a surreal whirlwind tour of a city as close to sleep as it ever gets.




Copyright © 2007 Mohanad Yaqubi

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18 Apr – 25 May | London, United Kingdom

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 18 Jun 2008