Porous Bodies: The Congress

A screening presented by Near Now Fellow Adham Faramawy


27th August 2019

What time




14-18 Broad Street,




£5.00 – £9.50

Near Now Fellow Adham Faramawy presents a screening of The Congress as part of POROUS BODIES, a series of events devised by the artist to complement his Fellowship research.

The Congress + Introduction

Ari Folman follows his ground-breaking animated documentary Waltz with Bashir with an equally bold and brilliant movie.

In The Congress, Miramount Studio offers Robin Wright a deal that will guarantee her riches for life and fame well beyond that. They want to scan her, sample her, and take full rights to the virtual Robin Wright, the first true movie immortal. With only one condition: she must never act again. A visionary film that takes its place alongside Brazil, Blade Runner and Solaris, The Congress is both savagely funny and surprisingly moving.


Artist and Near Now Fellow Adham Faramawy will introduce this screening.

Porous Bodies

A series of events devised by Adham Faramawy to complement his Near Now Fellowship research.

Adham has devised a selection of films that undermine the idea of the human body as a singular entity, exploding the idea of the body as a discreet biological category. Sometimes literally.

These screenings, starting with The Congress, and accompanying events complement Adham's current research and artistic practice. They present a variety of often problematic approaches to the body, exploring perspectives that reframe the body as a plastic process, porous and adaptable, denaturalised, magic, science-fictive and miraculous.

Events in the series will continue to take place throughout 2019.

Adham Faramawy