CAMPLE LINE will screen a new film work by Rosalind Nashashibi which was
commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and presented at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in summer 2019: 'Part One: Where there is a joyous mood, there a comrade will appear to share a glass of wine', 2018 and 'Part Two: The moon nearly at the full. The team horse goes astray', 2019. Shot in Lithuania, London, and Edinburgh, the film features the artist and her children, as well as close friends, which she considers extended family, and their open-ended discussion of space and time travel.
The new two-part film explores the importance of storytelling to our sense of community, and across the two parts, we follow the establishment of the bonds between the members of the extended family, which then fracture and disintegrate, before they are re-established in the final sequence of Part Two with the telling of a story.
In 'Electrical Gaza' Nashashibi combines observations of domestic life in Gaza with sequences to reflect on issues of community. Images of families and friends engaging in everyday activities are punctuated with references to the local political conditions and shots of physical and imagined borders. Likewise, 'Vivian’s Garden' depicts the relationship between two artists who are mother and daughter – Elisabeth Wild and Vivian Suter – in the connected houses they share in a jungle garden in Panajachel, Guatemala.