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Synopsis
The video Sleep, which is part of Time and the Other (exhibition and book), is a succession of photograms (taken with the help of a camera with a programmed intervalometer), each of them a fragment of actual sleeping time.
This sequence repeats itself expanding at each replay and transforming its content as well as the rhythm of its images every time. The bodies in motion of the couple become abstract, blurring the border with reality.
Sleep is the place of total separation, a unique moment of solitude to which the Other has no access. In this video, sounds and images are worked to create a sort of lyricism which is haunted by anxiety, as well as to express the swing between discord and harmony that lies in the relationship to the loved Other.

La vidéo Sommeil qui fait partie de L’Autre et le temps (exposition et livre), est constituée d’une succession de photogrammes (pris à l’aide d’une caméra à intervalomètre programmé), autant de fragments de temps de sommeil - autant d’élipses.
Cette séquence se répète, se re-joue en se dilatant à chaque reprise, transformant ainsi le contenu et le rythme des images. Les corps en mouvement de ce couple deviennent abstraits, brouillant les limites du réel.
Sommeil est le lieu de séparation totale, moment unique de solitude où l’Autre ne peut accéder. Dans cette vidéo, les sons et les images ont été travaillés pour créer un certain lyrisme hanté par l’anxiété, et aussi pour exprimer ce jeu entre dissonnance et harmonie existant dans la relation à l’Autre aimé.

 

Type: Art
Medium: Super 8 mm. film
Duration: 7 min.
Date: 2004

Credits
A video by: Lamia Joreige
Original sound track: Charbel Haber

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Shown @
- Contemporary Art Platform, in Recognise (London) 2007
- Lightcone annual preview show (Paris) 2006
- Roskilde Contemporary Art Museum, in Coding Decoding (Denmark) 2006
- Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum, in Time and the Other (Alexandria - Egypt) 2006
- Printemps de la danse, in Meeting point 3 (Tunis - Tunisia) 2005
- Townhouse gallery, in Time and the Other (Cairo - Egypt) 2005
- Janine Rubeiz gallery, in Time and the Other (Beirut - Lebanon) 2004

 

Related texts
The Daily Star / K. Wilson-Goldie - June 2004
Al Hayat / Pierre Abi Saab - June 2004
L’Orient le jour / Zeina Zalzal - May 19, 2004
Al Moustakbal (Nawafez) / J. Aswad - May 2004
As Safir / Ahmad Bazzoun - May 19, 2004


Publications
- Time and the Other, 2004  |  preview
Alarm Editions, Lebanon 2004
 
 
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