Axis of Light

At the ICA, in the space that used to be the theatre & still is on occasion, there is a beautiful & lyrical film about artists from the Middle East. It is called the Axis of Light. There is a thread of sadness running through the film which lasts about an hour. 8 artists talk about their work & the politics of the Middle East. Some of them are in exile in Britain & the USA. It is difficult, in fact it is often impossible to say what is good art & what is no value. Often it is the context which renders art of interest, significance even. The Lebanese sculptress & poet, Mona Saudi,  much of whose work had been damaged & destroyed, presumably by the Israeli’s, the Iranian photographer living in exile in the USA.

This is the ICA link

http://www.ica.org.uk/32196/Film/Axis-of-Light-Eight-Artists-from-the-Middle-East.html

There is thread of sadness going through the film

The director of the film is Pia Getty.

This is the link for the film

http://piagettyfilms.com/s/films/1/axis-of-light/

The film continues at the ICA until the 4th of March & it is free. It is shown daily at 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm & 5.00pm. On Thursday at 6.15pm & 7pm as well.

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