Image: Jihan El-Tahri, Complexifying Restitution, 2022, video, color, sound, approx. 15′; text, video still © Jihan El-Tahri
“Jihan El-Tahri is a filmmaker and visual artist. Her practice deals with materiality and the moving image. Working primarily with installation art, she often engages with the interstices between official history and memory in an attempt to reinterpret the moments of our history of which no traces have been left behind and to propose a new reading and alternative voice from a Global South perspective.
In ‘Complexifying Restitution’ (2022), El-Tahri invites the viewer into the spacetime of a project that brings together archive researchers, artists, and filmmakers to interpret, rethink, and reappropriate the archive.” (Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi)
From Restitution to Repair Conference