Selected programs

2022  The Third Annual Small File Media Festival, with nine programs, two panels, workshop, and Small File Ultra Dance Party. August 9-14 in Vancouver, and streaming at low bandwidth worldwide, August 16-21
2022  “Cosmological Diagrams,” program of works by Substantial Motion Research Network members. At A Light Footprint in the Cosmos, Vancouver. June 25
2021  The Second Annual Small File Media Festival, August 10-20, Vancouver, Canada, and streaming at low bandwidth worldwide
2021    Small-file media program for Animation; Experiment and New Media Society, Tehran. April 27.
2021    “The Intense Pleasures of the Small File.” Organized by Neta Alexander. Colgate University, Colgate, NY. April 2
2021    “The Intense Pleasures of the Small File.” Organized by Dorit Naaman. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. March 12
2020  The First Annual Small File Media Festival, August 10-20, Vancouver, Canada, and streaming at low bandwidth worldwide
2018  “Remote Materialization,” inaugural exhibition of the Substantial Motion Research Network. With artworks by Ziggy Lever, Waèl El Allouche and Robbie Schweiger, Jessika Kenney, Steven Baris, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Azadeh Emadi, and Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya).
2018  "Secrets, Enigmas, and Operative Images," public program at Carpenter Centre for the Arts, Harvard University.

2018 Curator mentor, Hongyan Sun, “The Rhythm of Objects: International Puppet Animation.” Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. March 25.

2018 “Luminous images, hidden in the senses,” program for “Hold Me Now: Feel and Touch in an Unreal World,” with works by Jesse Mclean, Melissa General, Mounira Al Solh, and Valentina Alvarado. Studium Generale Rietveld, Amsterdam. March 7

Gaza 36mm by Khalil Al-Mozian and Laura Marks: Affections by Grahame Weinbren and Laura U. Marks. International House Philadelphia. April 4.

2016 “Movie Palace Ghosts:
Gaza 36mm by Khalil Al-Mozian and Where We Stand by Lindsay McIntyre,” programmed with Jem Noble, Cineworks Studio, Vancouver. February 26.

2015 “Information Erupts into Perception” a two-part program co-organized with Samirah Alkassim for ISEA. Works by Basma Alsharif, CAMP, Semiconductor, Nicky Hamlyn, Cao Fei, Ahmed Kamel, Mounir Fatmi, and Naz Shakrouh and a live performance by VJ Um Amel. Vancouver, August 14-18, 2015

2015 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, June 13-19, 2015. Theme: The Scent of Places—عطر الأماكن. With guests Mounira Al Solh, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Arthur Jafa, Jr., Khalil Joreige, Hassan Khan, Hala Lofty, Ulrike Ottinger, Steve Reinke, Leila Shereen Sakr, Juan Manuel Sepulveda-Martinez, Tarek Teguia, and Ramon Zürcher.

2014 “Arab Glitch,” screening and talk at the University of Rochester, March 4

2013 “Experiments in Arab Cinema: Glitch; Unbearable Beauty; The Body in the Archive.” November 15-16. Simon Fraser University, Woodward's campus, Vancouver.
Program on Selected Writings page

2013 “Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Traveling Program.” Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver. September 15, 2013

2012 "DoxBox Global Days," program in support of Syrian documentary festival DoxBox. Simon Fraser University, Woodward's campus, Vancouver, March 14-16

“From Aniconism to Bliss: Media art shows its Islamic roots,” DIM Cinema at the Pacific Cinemathèque, Vancouver, and Niagara Artists Centre, London, ON

2007 “Visualizing Ecstasy,” program for “Mystifying Rumi” conference, Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (October)

2006 “Love, sea, snow and war,” program of experimental films for Toronto Arab Film Festival (December)

2004 “Mortal tissue: Beirut’s cinema of the vulnerable body,” Pacific Cinematheque, San Francisco (November)

2004 “Virtual Beirut,” San Francisco Cinematheque (November)

2004 “Contemporary Arab Cinema,” 13-week free public series at Simon Fraser Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver (September-December)

2004 “Virtual Beirut: Lebanese artists look beneath the skin of the image,” SeNEF, Seoul Net and Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea (September)

2004 “Never the Right Time: Experimental Media from the Arab World,” with guest artist Mohamed Soueid, Images Festival, Toronto and Available Light Film Collective, Ottawa (April)

2004 “Enfolded Tales,” program for the 20
th Annual Conference on Literature and Film, Florida State University, Tallahassee (January)

2002 “The World Seen through Nomadic I’s,” four-part program for Argos Festival, Brussels (October)

2002 “Immanence in the pixel: Islamic and intercultural roots of digital culture,” Race in Digital Space 3.0, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (October)

2002 “Immanence in the pixel: traditional cultural origins of math and technology,” for Subtle Technologies conference, Toronto (May)

2001 “Craving Duration,” for Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-op, Ottawa (November)

2001 “African Cinema: A Trio,” for Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa (June)

2001 Co-curator (with Robin Curtis), “Out of Time,” section of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany. Included 15 curated programs, 8 guest lectures, 8 commissioned catalogue essays (May)

2000 “Whose Land? Skewed Views of Canadian Geography,” for Available Light Collective, Gallery 101, Ottawa (November)

2000 “Stuck on Structuralism,” for Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-Op, Ottawa (March)

2000 “Video in the Digital Age,” Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, NY (February)

1999 “Lo Tek and Loving It: Electronic Media from Analog to ASCII,” videotheque and installation co-curated with Available Light Collective, SAW Video Co-Op and SAW Gallery, Ottawa (May)
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