Except, this time nothing comes back from the ashes (2023) dir. Asmaa Jama and Gouled Ahmed
Commissioned by Spike Island, Except this time nothing comes back from the ashes is a moving image project exploring self-portraiture, archiving and memory. The film follows ghostly, glitchy presences haunting a city, each figure representing those who exist in the margins or the periphery. The poetic narrative of the film asks: Who is remembered and why? Who is erased from the narratives of the nation? Through these questions, we examine the ways canons are built and can be corrupted.
Upcoming exhibition: Spike Island, Bristol, June - September 2023.