Deseos / رغبات (Désirs) expose les façons dont la médecine, la loi, la religion et des traditions culturelles ont construit les discours hégémoniques du corps sexué et sexuel, par la narration de deux histoires parallèles. La première est celle de Martina, qui vécut en Colombie pendant la période coloniale tardive du début du 19ème siècle. La seconde concerne une histoire fictive sur Nour, qui vécut à Beyrouth au cours de la fin de l'Empire Ottoman. A la fois documentaire historique et fiction, le film présente une correspondance imaginaire entre ces femmes. Séparées par une géographie, des cultures et religions, elles doivent toutes les deux faire face aux conséquences de leurs relations homosexuelles.

La cour coloniale poursuivait Martina en 1803 d'être « hermaphrodite » après avoir été accusée par son amante d’avoir un corps «contre nature». Martina a été jugée par la Cour de justice et a finalement été libérée après qu’une étude clinique n’ait pu trouver les preuves de son accusation. Cette histoire a été documentée par un cas légal datant de 1803 et a été trouvée dans l’Archivo General de la Nación à Bogotá, en Colombie. Entre temps à Beyrouth, Nour a été forcée d'épouser le frère de son amante après que sa mère les ait trouvé en faisant l’amour. Bien que l’affaire de Nour n’apparaisse pas dans la salle d’audience ou comme cas légal, les notions propres aux lois Islamiques, aux cultures et histoires de la fin de l'Empire Ottoman conditionnent son propos.

Cliquer ici pour regarder une discussion entre Carlos Motta and Maya Mikdashi à propos leur collaboration sur "Deseos / رغبات," après la première du film à la conférence "The Manufacturing of Rights" à Ashkal Alwan le 14 mai, 2015.

Deseos / رغبات
Vidéo, 2015

Première @ Ashkal Alwan en mai 2015

Une vidéo par

  • Carlos Motta

Conçu et écrit par

  • Maya Mikdashi
  • Carlos Motta

Consultant scénario

  • Pablo Bedoya

Voix

  • Maya Mikdashi (Nour)
  • Laura Riveros Sefair (Martina)

Avec

  • Maya Mikdashi (Nour)
  • Jennifer Lorena Jiménez (Martina)

Image

  • Mateo Guzmán (Colombia)
  • Mark Khalife (Lebanon)

Retouche vidéo

  • Carlos Motta

Consultant retouche vidéo

  • Irit Batsry

Design sonore

  • Zachary Dunham
  • Geoffrey Wilson

Producteurs délégués

  • Julián Grijalba (Colombie)
  • Jowe Harfouche (Liban)

Post-production et correction couleur

  • Margarida Lucas

Assistant image

  • Juan Carlos Bernal (Colombia)
  • Hatem Chayna (Lebanon)

Prise de son

  • Carolina del Mar Fernández (Colombia)
  • Chadi Abi Chacra (Lebanon)
  • Ian Turner (Voices)

Assistants production

  • Alexander Rozo (Colombia)
  • Houssam Abdallah (Lebanon)
  • Hadi Bou Ayash (Lebanon)

Traduction

  • Osama Esber
  • Hazem Jamjoum
  • Maya Mikdashi
  • Carlos Motta
  • Cora Sueldo

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

Image : photogramme de Deseos / رغبات

Cette œuvre a été initiée au cours de l'enquête The Manufacturing of Rights.

Produit par

  • Council

Coproduit par

  • Hordaland Kunstenster (Norvège)
  • Malba, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Argentine)
  • Röda Sten Konsthall (Suède)
  • Galeria Filomena Soares (Portugal)
  • Galerie Mor Charpentier (France/Colombie)

Soutenu par

  • Ashkal Alwan (Liban)
  • DICRéAM (France)
  • Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art (Suède)

Matériel

  • Media Square

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

Maya Mikdashi is a legal anthropologist and is currently a Mellon Postdoc at Rutgers University. Her upcoming book length manuscript entitled "Sex and Sectarianism: Secularism, Secularity and War in Contemporary Lebanon," is both an archival and ethnographic study of the regulation of sexual and religious difference within secular political systems. Maya works at the intersection of legal anthropology, feminism, queer theory, and theories of sovereignty, secularism and religion. She has worked on a number of documentary film projects, and continues to edit and write for Jadaliyya, an ezine that she co-founded and that is centered on critical approaches to studying the transnational Middle East.

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation

draws upon political history in his work in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. His films Nefandus Trilogy (2013) or Deseos / رغبات from 2015 address the construction, categorization and repression of homoeroticism throughout the conquest and colonial period in the Americas. His recent database documentary Gender Talents (2015) presents video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity, rather than as a social condemnation