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UHF42 (2017)

4K video transfered to media player, platforms, carpet, chairs, monitors, tripod stands

UHF42 (2017)

4K video transfered to media player, platforms, carpet, chairs, monitors, tripod stands


exhibitions & publications:

Forum Expanded, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, DE.
documenta 14, Keimena, Athens, GR.
Promissory Notes, Triple Canopy (online, forthcoming)

press:

Stars Down to Earth by Zhiying, The News Lens
Fake News essen Humor auf by Brigitte Werneburg, Taz
documenta 14, ERT2, Athens, Greece

info:

UHF42 is a six-episode office drama set entirely in the studios of Wattan TV, the longest running 24-hour news station in the occupied West Bank. The narrative unfolds over the course of a continuous nine-to-five work week, and blends scripted performances and documentary scenes in which the studio technicians, journalists and staff act out a report on the swelling debt bubble in the city of Ramallah. As the deadline approaches, the workers splinter into a debate over the merits of spiritualism, solidarity and self determination, all of which are being increasingly subsumed by the ubiquitous logic of debt.

credits:

Director: Mike Crane
DP: Amjad Shoman
Assistant Director: Mai Marei
Writer: Khaled Faqeeh
Script Supervisor: Airida Poskute
Art Director: Atheer Niem
Field Producer: Samia Hirzalla Translators: Mustafa Zeno & Ramy Zeno Lodging: Qattan Foundation

cast:

Wafaa Arouri as The Journalist
Kamal Odeh as The News Manager
Ibrahim Badwan as The Camera Operator
Sara AlAdra as The Producer
Mai Marei as The Writer
Hamza Al-salayemeh as The Anchor
Arkan Dauwood and Atheer Niem as The Interns
Ala Zeid and Raneen Khaldi as The Lovers