RICO IN THE NIGHT
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This short video$ art collaboration between Yaqubi and French dancer choreographer Jean Gaudin is evidence of a new standard and style of video art production being undertaken in the West Bank. Yaqubi places Gaudin’s enigmatic character Rico in the heart of a Ramallah night, setting the dancer’s staccato movements against a back of the nocturnal city’s hospitals, empty market places, family homes, and refugee camp alleyways. Neither narrative nor entirely abstract, this is a mood piece in which Rico takes the audience on a surreal whirlwind tour of a city as close to sleep as it ever gets.
Director: Mohanad Yaqubi
Date Released: 2007