Traveling sources starts with the screening of The world like a jewel in the hand, the latest film essay by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. The film engages with stolen art to question the imperial foundations of the world we live in. Narrating the destruction of the Jewish Muslim world in North-Africa through imperial technologies of colonizing, partitioning, mining, stealing, archiving, and exhibiting, Azoulay invites us to reclaim the world of skills, care for the world enshrined in stolen objects, and inhabit ruined worlds we are being told could no longer exist.
• Ariella Aïsha Azoulay is an author, curator of anti-colonial archives, film essayist, and theorist of empires and its various technologies (from partition to photography). She is Professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University. Her work centers around unlearning imperial histories, engaging with archives to generate anti-colonial knowledge and generate potential histories.
The world like a jewel in the hand - Ariella Aïsha Azoulay
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