Jalal Toufic 

Mar 28 & Apr 1, 2022

4:30–7:00 PM (Beirut time/GMT+2)

This seminar will be held online


Recommended texts:

— Jalal Toufic, What Was I Thinking? (Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2017), pp. 72–82.

— Sophocles, Oedipus the King

Jalal Toufic is the conceptual filmmaker of, among others, A Life in Four Movements (186 minutes, 2019), which has yet to be publicly screened; the trilogy The Matrix for AI et Al., 2018 (The Matrix for Radical Simulationists [aka How to Read The Matrix as a Cypher], 72 hours and 36 minutes; The Matrix for Realists [aka Reviewing The Matrix in Terms of One Cypher], 50 hours and 48 minutes; and The Matrix for Realists [aka Reviewing The Matrix in Terms of One Cypher]—A Timesaving, Perception-Taxing Version, 138 minutes), which has been screened (uninterruptedly from start to end) and exhibited once; Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo (110 minutes, 2016), which has been publicly screened twice; Variations on Guilt and Innocence in 39 Steps (75 minutes, 2013), which has been exhibited once; and Mother and Son; or, That Obscure Object of Desire (Scenes from an Anamorphic Double Feature) (41 minutes, 2006), which has been screened and exhibited three times (and won him a 2011 Sharjah Biennial Prize “as a philosopher, artist, and thinker of note”).