Tragedy Is An Unfinished Comedy (2021)

Archival material, digital collage

During the past years Alaa Mansour’s work has been questioning the power of images in correlation with the political and the machine. As part of her ongoing research on militarism, entertainment and technopower, Alaa presented a body of documentary and archival elements alongside visual productions relating to her upcoming film project that deals with the museumization of war.

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Alaa Mansour is an artist, filmmaker, and archivist based between Beirut and Marseille. Her work examines the histories of violence and explores the power of images in the age of necropolitics. Using a multidisciplinary approach she explores concepts of the sacred and the sublime and their potential of horror. She graduated from Université Paris 8 with a Masters in Arts & Creation – Filmmaking (2013). Her films Aïnata (2018) and The Mad Man’s Laughter (2021) have been screened internationally (Visions du Réel, Transmediale, European Media Art Festival, Impakt). She was shortlisted for the Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Award 2020.

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