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migrer le musée

World Premiere

migrer le musée

Nayla Dabaji

Canada | 2021 | 14 min
Without dialogue |
Subtitles: French
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Nayla Dabaji, a Beirut-born artist who has lived in Montreal for several years, seized the opportunity of a residency at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to roam its rooms and collections, both physically and virtually, augmenting them with her own collections of images, artifacts, fictions and recollections. Borrowing from reverie, but also from the ongoing quest for traces and their rewriting distinctive of Dabaji’s oeuvre, this imagined stroll through an empty and deserted museum is transformed, via the artist’s gaze, into a complex web of associations, evocations and narratives. In this private experience shared in images, sounds and words, the museum becomes the artist’s studio.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program BACK AND FORTH.

In presence of the director Nayla Dabaji on March 17, 2022 from 17h30 at Théâtre Outremont.
Director Nayla Dabaji
Camera Nayla Dabaji

In Partnership with


• Théâtre Outremont
Thursday, march 17, 2022, 05:30 p.m. — 07:30 p.m.


Nayla Dabaji

Nayla Dabaji

Beirut-born artist Nayla Dabaji currently lives and works in Montreal. She studied fine arts in Lebanon and media arts in Quebec. Her projects combine a variety of practices ranging from photography, installation and video art to art intervention and writing. Her video work has been presented at l’Imagier Art Center (Gatineau, 2019), Dazibao (Montreal, 2017) and at several festivals, including Les Instants Vidéo (Marseille, France, 2019, 2015, 2014), Les Percéides (Percé, 2018), Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (Montreal, 2017) and Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany, 2015). In addition to her solo practice, she works in collaboration with Ziad Bitar. Their visual art creations have been shown at various art spaces, such as Espace Libre (Biel, Switzerland, 2016), Vu Photo (Quebec City, 2013), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, 2012), Artsonje Center (Seoul, 2011) and Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, 2009).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Boomerang (2019)
Km.0 (2017)
out of the corner of my eye (2015)
Rumeurs (2015)
Intervalle (2014)

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