Ammar al-Beik’s film The Sun’s Incubator offers a destabilizing, non-linear view of the Arab revolutions from a domestic setting. Margherita Foresti analyses the film’s complex temporality, manifested mainly through the motif of the TV screen.
Russian Cosmism is the subject of the widely-exhibited film trilogy by Anton Vidokle, which traces, or better, resurrects the presence of Cosmist ideas in post-Soviet art, engineering, and architecture. Alma Mikulinsky reviews the films' installment in an artist-run space in Toronto, as well as the theoretical corpus that has been developed around the subject in the last four years.
The 6th Athens Biennale expressed the need for an urgent new self-identification of the confused contemporary community, either in local or in international terms - an urgent need of a new “revolution” that would define the 21st century. Christos Paridis writes about the exhibition, which he describes as an adult playground for those who are seeking questions or answers to present and future nightmares.
A new podcast from Tohu (in Hebrew). Listen to Eitan Ben Moshe conversing in each installment with a different interesting personality on matters spiritual and cultural.
“Life is a reflection of a very unruly creator” - in the first installment’ Eitan ben Moshe talks with Shai Tubali - writer, thinker, spiritual teacher, lecturer, and director. His teachings and his books combine popular psychology with Eastern and Western philosophies. Since 2012 he has been living and teaching in Berlin, where he founded a learning and treatment center dedicated to his methods.
Writing a review of a recent publication on Afrofuturism for Tohu Magazine has led Lama Suleiman to explore the still-nascent concept of Arabfuturism and its potential relevance to the discourse on Arab and Palestinian cultural production.