The Culturist on Twitter
Tea with Culture

Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.


Entries in Luma - Art in Film at DUCTAC (1)


Luma - Art in Film at DUCTAC 


DUCTAC is hosting a new exhibition that I'm very excited about. Luma - Art in Film is a curated selection of art films and films by artists from the 1900s to the present day featuring: Man Ray, Fritz Lang, Hans Richter, Georges MŽlis, Luis Buñuel, Jan Svankmajer, Rouzbeh Rashidi and more.


The films will be playing continuously in the gallery throughout the exhibition’s run, and the programme features groundbreaking work from the likes of Man Ray, Fritz Lang and Hans Richter alongside feature-length films including Iranian film-maker Rouzbeh Rashidi’s 2013 piece 'HSP: There Is No Escape From The Terrors Of The Mind'.

The exhibition will run from 14th-25th March and again from 9th-15th April to complement the Gulf Film Festival which will also take place at DUCTAC.

Here's the full line up of films from this exhibition: 

  • Le Voyage Dans la Lun by Georges Méliès (1902)
    Duration: 11 mins 48 secs

  • Das Kabinett des Doktor Kaligari by Robert Wiene (1919)
    Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 
  • Rhythmus 21 by Hans Richter (1921)
    Duration: 2 mins 10 secs 
  • La Symphonie Diagonale by Hans Richter & Viking Eggeling (1921)
    Duration: 7 mins
  • Le Retour à la Raison by Man Ray (1923)
    Duration: 2 mins 10 secs
  • Entr’acte by René Clair & Francis Picabia (1924)
    Duration: 20 mins
  • Le Ballet Mecanique by Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy (1924)
    Duration: 14 mins


  • Emak Bakia by Man Ray (1926)
    Duration: 17 mins
  • Filmstudie by Hans Richter (1926)
    Duration: 3 mins 30 secs
  • Vormittagsspuk by Hans Richter (1928)
    Duration: 6 mins 23 secs
  • Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali (1929)
    Duration: 16 mins 25 secs  

  • M by Fritz Lang (1931)
    Duration: 1 hour 50 secs
  • Rembrandt by Alexander Korda (1936)
    Duration: 1 hr 24 mins
  • At Land by Maya Deren (1944)
    Duration: 14 mins 44 secs 
  • Traité de Bave et d'Eternité by Isidore Isou (1951)
    Duration: 1 hr 52 mins 
  • Labirynt by Jan Lenica (1962)
    Duration: 14 mins 14 secs 
  • Daikaiju Gamera by Noriaki Yuasa (1965)
    Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 
  • The Colour of Pomegranates by Sergei Paradjanov (1968)
    Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 

  • 400m IFF by Lutz Mommartz (1969)
    Duration: 13 mins 35 secs 
  • Requiem For Humanity by Marios Lefteriotis (1970)
    Duration: 11 mins 50 secs 
  • Death Of Stalinism In Bohemia by Jan Svankmajer (1990)
    Duration: 2 mins 9 secs 
  • HSP: There Is No Escape From The Terrors Of The Mind by Rouzbeh Rashidi (2013)
    Duration: 2 hrs 



Event details
Date and time:  14th-25th March and 9th-15th April 2014
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm daily (Fridays 2.00pm– 10.00pm)
Location: The Gallery of Light, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates Dubai 
Event on Facebook