Events

Discussion and Q&A with Sulaïman Majali at Grand Union, Birmingham

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

6 March 2024
6pm–7.30pm

Grand Union
19 Minerva Works Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RS
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a landscape image shows a snake with mottled black, brown and white markings moving down grey stone outdoor stairs. The stairs are dusted with green leaves and plant matter with five oranges of varying shades of orange dotted around the snake. The ornate balustrade of the stairs is crumbling, with dust, dirt and plants creeping out of the cracks.
Sulaïman Majali, in the house of names, 2023, production still. Courtesy of the artist.

Accompanying the online screening of Sulaïman Majali’s Margaret Tait Commission in the house of names’, LUX Scotland and Grand Union are pleased to present an in-person panel discussion and Q&A at Grand Union, Birmingham. The Q&A will feature Sulaïman alongside speakers to be announced soon. The full film is available to view on the Grand Union website until March 18 2024.

in the house of names’ is a moving image work that takes the clown and the magician as devices to consider the liberatory. The work applies the poetic and conceptual strategies of the crease and the fold to move through the fugitive geography of a sleep cycle.

The panel discussion will make reference to the film and may include some clips but will not include a direct screening. The discussion will be live captioned by 121 captioning and a recording will be made available online after the event on our website.

The event will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes. Soup, samosas, and hot & cold drinks will be provided. This event is free of charge and no booking is required.

Access

in the house of names’ is captioned and audio described by Collective Text.

Sensory content notes:

The film contains flashing images.

The film failed the Harding Test with 9 incidents/​774 frames of Luminance Flash and 3 incidents/​76 frames of Red Flash. The report showed no incidents of Spatial Pattern or Extended Failure. The Harding Test is an automatic test for photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) provocative image sequences in video content.

Sulaïman Majali

(b.1492/1771/1991/2042) Majali is concerned with performance-led research in a thinking practice that plays with image, sculpture, sound and writing expansively. Considering art as an already thinking and speaking thing, Majali brings into play rupturing, grieving and dreaming as methodologies of collapse, fleeing towards poetic and conceptual strategies to undergo the liberatory in the neurodigital, psychospiritual, ontoepistemological or otherwise (already), anyway.

Image description: a landscape image shows a snake with mottled black, brown and white markings moving down grey stone outdoor stairs. The stairs are dusted with green leaves and plant matter with five oranges of varying shades of orange dotted around the snake. The ornate balustrade of the stairs is crumbling, with dust, dirt and plants creeping out of the cracks.

Live captions

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Part of Margaret Tait Commission

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland.

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