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Books Available for Download as PDF Files:

What Was I Thinking? Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2017

The Dancer's Two Bodies. Sharjah, UAE: Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015

Forthcoming, 2nd ed. Berlin: e-flux journal-Sternberg Press, 2014

What Were You Thinking? Berlin: Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD, 2011

The Portrait of the Pubescent Girl: A Rite of Non-Passage. Forthcoming Books, 2011

What Is the Sum of Recurrently? Istanbul, Turkey: Galeri Nev, 2010

Graziella: The Corrected Edition. Forthcoming Books, 2009 (available for download in lower resolution also, here)

Over-Sensitivity, 2nd ed. Forthcoming Books, 2009

The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster. Forthcoming Books, 2009

Undeserving Lebanon. Forthcoming Books, 2007

Two or Three Things I'm Dying to Tell You. Sausalito, CA: Post-Apollo Press, 2005

‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins. Beirut, Lebanon: Forthcoming Books, 2005

(Vampires): An Uneasy Essay on the Undead in Film, revised and expanded edition. Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, 2003

Distracted, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Tuumba Press, 2003

Undying Love, or Love Dies, Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, 2002

Film Scripts:

Jouissance in Postwar Beirut (Forthcoming Books, 2014; a searchable PDF file of the film script is available here)

Translated Books:

— French:
Le Retrait de la tradition suite au désastre démesuré, trans. Omar Berrada and Ninon Vinsonneau.
          Paris: Les Prairies ordinaires, March 2011

Booklet Available for Download as a PDF File:

— “How to Read a Text Past a Surpassing Disaster?” This Ottoman translation by Selim S. Kuru of pp. 56–79 of my book The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster (Forthcoming Books, 2009) is part of my mixed-media work How to Read an Image/Text Past a Surpassing Disaster? “Blind Dates: New Encounters from the Edges of a Former Empire,” guest-curated by Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, November 19, 2010–February 12, 2011.

"Thinking What's Thought-Provoking!": Book Series Edited by Me and Published by Sharjah Art Foundation

— Jalal Toufic, The Dancer's Two Bodies (2015)

— Matthew Gumpert, The Accident Waiting to Happen (2015)

Artist's/Writer's Statements and Letter of Recommendation:

Two or Three Things I’m Dying to Tell You. Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, 2005

A Special Effect Termed “Time”; or, Filming Death at Work, 32-minute video, 2005

The Lamentations Series: The Ninth Night and Day, 60-minute video, 2005

Saving Face, 8-minute video, 2003

The Sleep of Reason: This Blood Spilled in My Veins, 32-minute video, 2002

‘Âshûrâ’: This Blood Spilled in My Veins:
     — 80-minute video, 2002
     — mixed-media work comprising 7 monitors, two 95-minute videos and 5 looped videos, and 3 banners, 2002

Phantom Beirut: A Tribute to Ghassan Salhab, 15-minute video, 2002

Credits Included: A Video in Red and Green, 46-minute video, 1995

This Is Not to Say that This Is Not the Case, mixed media, 2004

— “Letter of Recommendation by Jalal Toufic,” in The Long Overdue Guide to Lebanon’s Restaurants, ed. Sahar Omran (Beirut, Lebanon, 2006), 51–61

Jalal Toufic bio


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