For this screening, Zienema is collaborating with (local) Iranian artists to shine light on the theme of resistance in Iran. Between body and touch is a group screening programme of experimental films that draw from the history of resistance in Iran, in both concrete and more abstract ways. The films explore themes like destruction, isolation, the presence of the past, the female body, the depiction of intimacy, and our memory of societal events. The evening features work from Shilan Borhani, Jaleh Nesari, Maryam Tafakory, Minoo Iranpour, VidAmir, and Nebras Hoveizavi, who embrace a radical aesthetic in their work, combining the crafts of cinema and contemporary art.

This evening seeks solidarity with the struggles of incredibly courageous Iranian women and men fighting for equality, freedom and human rights. We present you with a visual history through films and video art, in hopes of offering some insight and context about Iran before and after the 1979 revolution. This screening has been curated by Vida Kashani, with special thanks to Parking Video Library for making their archive available to select some of the works included in this screening program.

Tickets for this screening are free. Get your free ticket through the ticket link to be assured of a seat (we have limited capacity).

At the event there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to an NGO supporting the resistance in Iran.