This conversation between Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director, MACBA-Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) and Basim Magdy (artist based in Basel) explored the production and dissemination of artist’s film and video by focusing on Magdy’s work at large. In Magdy’s work we are subjected to the world through a satirical eye. His drawings, sculptures, videos and installations are conceived with a taste for the absurd. They build a universe that has gone off-kilter. Like dreams, elements of a familiar landscape stem out of reality. Past, present and future exist as a single realm and depictions – often of foliage and ruins, astronauts and rockets, airplanes, soldiers, cranes and modernist structures – take on a surreal aggressive quality.