Ali completed his Masters Degree in Performing Arts at DasArts (Amsterdam), where he presented "As Dead as Ever" (lecture/performance, 2002) and RedRum (video installation with Guy Amitai, 2003) and the video "Un Cercle Autour du Soleil"(2005) (Awarded FAAP digital arts award at VideoBrazil, Sao Paulo - Brazil).
He has presented "Give me a body then" (performance, 2005) as part of Diskurs 05 - European festival for young performing arts, Giessen - Germany. (October 2005) and Home Works III - a forum on cultural practices, Beirut (2005). He collaborated with Rabih Mroué on the installation entitled "I Feel A Great Desire To Meet The Masses Once Again" as part of « Hadith » exhibition at gallery Sfeir-Semmler, Beirut (2006).
UN CERCLE AUTOUR DU SOLEIL
(A Circle Round The Sun)
14:00 min, 2005
Courtesy of the artist
"I was disappointed the day they announced the war had ended. I used to be elated by the idea of living in a city that was eating itself, like excess stomach fluid that digests and gradually eats away the stomach."
How to live in Beirut, a city that is always already in ruin?