Working between cinema, photography and installation, Basma al-Sharif de-territorialises a singular perspective, reconceiving it with a more subjective, fallible vision of both History and the future as well as a questioning of the present. While referencing the collective experience of cinema, her works create immersive experiences with still and moving images, drawings, and sound. She explores the legacy of the Colonial as it transitions into Neo-Colonialism.

Basma Alsharif (b. 1983 in Kuwait, of Palestinian origin) grew up between France, the United States and the Gaza Strip, and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her numerous films and audiovisual installations have been shown in numerous international festivals and museums.
We Began by Measuring Distance
We Began by Measuring Distance

Basma Alsharif.

2009, Palestine. vo Arabic. 19’