The Incidental Insurgents: Unforgiving Years (part 2)

Basel Abbas et Ruanne Abou-Rahme [Pal., 2014, 6 min, num., VOSTA/Original version  with English subtitles] 

La deuxième partie retrace la métamorphose de ces figures fortuites ou les répercussions de leurs dernières actions, des années après leur mort, les poursuivant elles ou leur écho en d’étranges lieux et d’obscures positions.

The Incidental Insurgents is mapped out as a three part multi-layered narrative, with chapters completing and complicating each other, and unfolding the ‘story’ of a contemporary search for a new ‘political’ language and imaginary. Unforgiving Years, the second part of the story, traces the metamorphosis of these incidental figures (Serge, Bolaño, the artist themselves) or the resonance of their final gestures years after they have been killed (Bonnot Gang, Abu Jilda), following the figures or their echo to strange places and obscure positions. Arriving at a vanguard political publishing house in 1970s Jerusalem. Perhaps it is here that the trace of Abu Jildeh, dead then for 40 years, returns.

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