Adham Faramawy: The heart wants what the heart wants

A new film work commissioned for Art Night


25th June 2021
26th June 2021
27th June 2021

What time

8PM 25 June – 8PM 27 June


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Commissioned by Art Night with support from Broadway's Near Now and Wysing Art Centre.

Adham Faramawy presents a new film work continuing their research into identity, bodies, desire and queering ideas of the natural. Centering on our entanglement with local multispecies ecologies, specifically the Wanstead Flats and the Hackney Marshes local to Faramawy’s studio, the film will examine stories of migration and ideas of desirability, questioning the different ways a body, behaviour, movement or interaction might be desirable and when it or they might be unwelcome.

When to watch

8PM 25 June – 8PM 27th June

'The heart wants what the heart wants' will be screened for 48 hours as part of Art Night's online programme, broadcast via the homepage on their website

All online commissions will be broadcast again as part of a marathon screening at 8pm, Thursday 15 July.

About the artist

Adham Faramawy lives and works in London. Their work spans moving image, sculptural installation and print. Faramawy has recently exhibited works in group shows at Somerset House, London (2020) and Science Gallery, London (2020), they were shortlisted for the Jarman award 2017.

In 2019 the artist presented new short film 'Skin Flick' at a screening event dedicated to their work at Tate Britain. In 2020, the artist presented 'The air is subtle, various and sweet', made during the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of Serpentine Galleries’ art & ecology festival.

Faramawy was a 2018/2019 Near Now Fellow.

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