Artist and writer MARIAM GHANI and Editorial Director of Eyebeam, MARISA MAZRIA KATZ speak to New Models about Ghani’s new work Dis-Ease, a forthcoming essay-film that considers how the metaphors we use to speak about illness and contagion affect the ways in which we prepare and respond to epidemics and treat those afflicted and affected by them.

This podcast is part of New Models’ series for TENTACULAR (Extremophilia edition), a “festival of critical technologies & digital adventures” curated by Julia Kaganskiy and José Luis de Vicente for Matadero Madrid, 2019.

Dis-Ease (site):
Dis-Ease (vid. excerpt):…re-of-journalism/

Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose work has been exhibited and screened broadly, including at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, MoMa, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Documenta 13 (Kabul and Kassel), among other venues. Her first feature-length film,”What We Left Unfinished,” premiered at the 2019 Berlinale and is currently on its festival run.

Marisa Mazria-Katz is a NY-based journalist/editor. Her essays on art and culture have appeared in media outlets such as New York Times, Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Review of Books, and Vogue. Marisa is the Editorial Director of Eyebeam, where she oversees the newly launched Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism.

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