/ Molinos del Río-Caballerizas
/ Plataforma de internet NO TYPICAL TV
/ Prisión de San Antón. Cartagena
/ Radio Onda regional de Murcia
Immigration Forecast / 1001 nights with DJ Hamada Boy, 2010
Immigration Forecast is a series of short films dealing with issues of illegal immigration from the Arab world to Europe. Spoofing the format of a weather report, the forecast delivers news on the latest attempts by immigrants to find their way around borders, to sneak into European territory. Highlighting true stories of how such attempts are made, the reports use specially designed icons
to showcase both the inadvertent humour of such attempts, as well as the consequences and gravity of getting caught. The truth is that countless people risk their lives every day to get past borders, to try for a better life in the imagined paradise and freedom of Europe. Meanwhile Europe, growing ever more insular and fearful of foreigners, especially Muslim immigrants, tightens its rules and regulations for entry.
1001 nights with DJ Hamada Boy is a radio series featuring lesser-known selections from the world of Arabic pop music over the last four decades. All the featured tracks are real, but the stories are mostly inventions, mixing the fictitious and the real with an authority that makes it impossible to tell where the fabrication ends and the truth begins. All of the featured music straddles the line between Eastern and Western sounds, at a time when even the most conventional musicians were willing to experiment with tradition and open it up into new forms. DJ Hamada Boy explores the foundations of these new sounds, spinning them into stories that bring the personal confusions and identity crises of the artists to light; showing us that every public offering has its roots in a complicated political reality where the self and the other are not so easily separable.
1979, Beirut, Lebanon. Lives and works in Beirut and Amsterdam.
Raed Yassin is a video, sound and visual artist, who also works as a part-time curator and as a musician (double bass, tapes, turntables and electronics). He was graduated from the Theatre Department at the Lebanese University in Beirut. With a strong conceptual focus, he works with image, music and text. His work is based on themes related to the media, the city, Arabic cinema, pop culture, pornography, disasters and archives. His work has been shown across Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Japan.