November 13, 2017

The Digger | Ali Cherri Film Screening at Void, Derry

21 November, 7pm

For twenty years, Sultan Zeib Khan has kept watch over a ruined Neolithic necropolis in the Sharjah desert in the United Arab Emirates. Although majestic, the wide–angle shots have no monumentalising intent: the beauty and extent of the site speak for themselves. What is playing out here is the possibility for one man to become part of a landscape that overwhelms him yet seems to need his help. Seen under the silhouette of a rock about to devour him or as a dwarfed gure spade in hand walking from the back of the frame, Sultan curiously busies himself from day to day to prevent the ruins… from falling into ruin.

The Digger, 2015, Video – 30 min
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès

Screening as part of Foyle Film Festival.

Void, Patrick Street, Derry, BT48 7EL Northern Ireland
T: +44(0)28 7130 8080

The Digger | Ali Cherri Film Screening at Void, Derry