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Join us for our third Research Network meeting of talks and discussion.

Thursday March 28th, 6.30-8.30

Sabine El Chamaa is a Lebanese filmmaker currently in the finishing stages of an Audio Visual PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London’s Media and Communications department. Her research started as a personal documentary filmed during 2006’s war on Lebanon, analysing 24/7 live war media coverage from the perspective of a citizen residing inside a city being bombed, by means of a film-based installation and a theoretical text.


Maria Kheirkhah is an artist, curator and lecturer, and a second year PhD candidate at University of the Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design. The focus of Maria’s research is to investigate the ‘female Oriental Other’ as perceived historically within Western social discourses and the extent to which this perception projects / impacts upon her voice and representation within contemporary visual culture today.


Maria will be focusing on performative practices:  Portraits of a Belly Dancer, and Strategies of Identification and Resistance.


Meetings take place monthly on Thursdays, 6.30-8.30 in the library, 2nd floor of Rivington Place.


Space is limited in the library, so if you have not already done so please contact us to book a place by writing to  library@iniva.org or calling 020 7749 1255.