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 wideโ€“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 ruinsโ€ฆ from falling into ruin.

The Digger, 2015, Video โ€“ 30 min
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farรจs

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