Warehouse421 - Wednesdays at the Warehouse - November 2016

This month's edition of Wednesdays at the Warehouse is packed with a great line up of events. Warehouse 421 will also host 100 Best Arab Posters exhibition which will open on Tuesday, 15th November (expect a separate post about this exhibition soon). 

Here's the line up of events this month:

Film Screenings
Date: 2nd November 2016
Time: 19:30 – 22:00  

The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375 (2015)
Director: Omar El Zohairy | Egypt | PG | Comedy, Drama | Arabic | 18 minutes

In a contemporary world subjugated by materialism, filled with perpetual fear and unending hardships, the definition of our humanity is blurred, residing in a grey area where it becomes difficult to differentiate between the life of an object and that of a human being. I am always struggling to overcome this constant state of fear which controls me. Fear in all its forms: fear of the unknown, fear of the future (and the past), fear of materialism, of emotions... Fear, that feeling which comes over you like a tornado, destroying all other things in its way. This is why I tried to make a film about that emotion only, devoid as much as possible of any other, a film only about fear.

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (2016)
Director: Muayad Alayan | Palestine | PG | Adventure, Comedy | Arabic, English, Hebrew | 97 minutes

Mousa gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished Palestinian refugee camp, turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnapped Israeli soldier in the trunk. Mousa's hopes of paying the bribe that will guarantee him an exit visa out of the country and away from his wrecked love affair dissipate as he finds himself on the run from Palestinian militias and the Israeli intelligence.

Talk: Make it Pop - The Influence of Visual & Popular Culture in Graphic Design
Date: 9th November 2016
Time: 18:30 - 20:00

This talk focuses on the symbiotic relationship between visual and popular culture and design by analyzing iconic street art, movie posters, signage and advertising, and exploring how they influenced a shift towards a more graphic style of visual communication, both as a commercial tool and a valid form of artistic expression. 


  • Goffredo Puccetti, Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Nancy Skolos, Dean of Architecture and Design, Rhodes Island School of Design, USA
  • Rana Salam, Art Director/Consultant on Middle Eastern popular culture
  • Tarek Atrissi, Founder, Tarek Atrissi Design, Spain 

Workshop: From Film to Paper - The Poster Design Experiment
Date: 16th November 2016
Time: 17:00 - 20:00

Participants in this workshop watch a short film, discuss its content and meaning, and then construct an original poster combining typography and visual imagery inspired by the film’s themes, messages and characters.

Instructors: Hadeyeh Badri & Riem Hassan, Designers, Mobius Design Studio, UAE

Age group: Adults