|Occupation||artist, filmmaker, and author|
Jalal Toufic is a Lebanese artist, filmmaker, and author.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Jalal Toufic is a Lebanese artist, filmmaker, and author of various publications. He was born in 1962 in Beirut. His father was an Iraqi and hid mom was a Palestinian. He has lived in Lebanon for 17 years.
Education[edit | edit source]
- PhD from Northwestern University
- MA from New York University
- BA from American University of Beirut)
Books[edit | edit source]
- Radical Closure. Singapore: National Gallery Singapore, 2020
- Postscripts. Stockholm: Moderna Museet; Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2020
- What Was I Thinking? Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2017
- The Dancer's Two Bodies. Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015
- Forthcoming, 2nd ed. Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2014
- What Were You Thinking? Berlin: Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD, 2011
- The Portrait of the Pubescent Girl: A Rite of Non-Passage. Forthcoming Books, 2011
- What Is the Sum of Recurrently? Istanbul, Turkey: Galeri Nev, 2010
- Graziella: The Corrected Edition. Forthcoming Books, 2009
- Over-Sensitivity, 2nd ed. Forthcoming Books, 2009
- The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster. Forthcoming Books, 2009
- Undeserving Lebanon. Forthcoming Books, 2007
- Two or Three Things I'm Dying to Tell You. Sausalito, CA: Post-Apollo Press, 2005
- ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins. Beirut, Lebanon: Forthcoming Books, 2005
- (Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film, revised and expanded edition. Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, 2003
- Distracted, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Tuumba Press, 2003
- Undying Love, or Love Dies, Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, 2002
Lectures[edit | edit source]
- "The Auto-Mobility of the Inanimate in Dance with Jalal Toufic," in "Listening, Seeing, Writing, Moving: HWP 2016-17 Course Module I," Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, November 16, 2016.
- "Conversation with Jalal Toufic & Hito Steyerl," part of "Hito Steyerl: Junktime," Home Workspace Program 2013-14, Ashkal Alwan, April 16, 2014.
- Lecture and book Launch of What Was I Thinking? (Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2017), followed by a conversation with artist Walid Raad, e-flux, New York, February 28, 2018: Soundcloud / e-flux podcast.
- Boiler Room Lecture: Jalal Toufic, "Which Is the More Difficult in the Christian Era: to Resurrect or to Bury?" Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, August 11, 2015.
- "An Outstanding–and Still Crazy–Task: Transforming Ourselves into Gods," Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 18 October 2015.
Videos[edit | edit source]
- The Matrix for Radical Simulationists (aka How to Read The Matrix as a Cypher), film, 72 hours and 36 minutes, 2018.
- The Matrix for Realists (aka Reviewing The Matrix in Terms of One Cypher), film, 50 hours and 48 minutes, 2018.
- The Matrix for Realists (aka Reviewing The Matrix in Terms of One Cypher)—A Timesaving, Perception-Taxing Version, film, 138 minutes, 2018.
- Vertiginous Variations on Vertigo, film, 110 minutes, 2016.
- An Indefinite Visit to Hong Kong, Solaris (in collaboration with Graziella Rizkallah Toufic), video, 19 minutes, 2016.
- Victoria Rizkallah; or, The Sticking Out Hair (in collaboration with Graziella Rizkallah Toufic), video, 4 minutes, 2014.
- Ah Istanbul (in collaboration with Graziella Rizkallah Toufic), video, 20 minutes, 2013.
- Variations on Guilt and Innocence in 39 Steps, 75 minutes, 2013.
- Attempt 137 to Map the Drive (in collaboration with video maker Graziella Rizkallah Toufic), 7 minutes, 2011.
- Lebanese Performance Art; Circle: Ecstatic; Class: Marginalized; Excerpt 3, 5 minutes, 2007.
- Mother and Son; or, That Obscure Object of Desire (Scenes from an Anamorphic Double Feature), 41 minutes, 2006.
- A Special Effect Termed “Time”; or, Filming Death at Work, 32 minutes, 2005.
- The Lamentations Series: The Ninth Night and Day, 60 minutes, 2005.
- Saving Face, 8 minutes, 2003.
- The Sleep of Reason: This Blood Spilled in My Veins, 32 minutes, 2002.
- ‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins, 78 minutes, 2002.
- Phantom Beirut: A Tribute to Ghassan Salhab, 15 minutes, 2002.
- Credits Included: A Video in Red and Green, 46 minutes, 1995.