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EMBRACE

Part of: Time and the Other

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Synopsis

The video Embrace, which is part of Time and the Other (exhibition and book), is a single shot of a couple in an urban landscape. As the camera gets closer, instead of providing further informations, the shot becomes more and more abstract. The concept of Embrace, like that of Replay (2000), is based on the ambiguity and violence projected onto any act, at that singular instant when the real and the non-real are indiscernible. In this short video, we are never sure whether the couple is fighting or embracing.

La vidéo Etreinte qui fait partie de L'autre et le temps (exposition et livre), est un plan unique montrant un couple dans un paysage urbain. A mesure que la caméra se rapproche, nous n'avons pas plus d'informations, bien au contraire, la scène devient de plus en plus abstraite. Le concept d'Etreinte, comme celui de Replay (2000), repose sur l'ambiguité et la violence projetée en une action quelconque, à cet instant singulier où, le réel et la fiction sont indiscernables. Dans cette vidéo, nous ne sommes jamais certains de savoir si le couple s'affronte ou s'étreint.


 

Type: Art
Medium: video
Duration: 4'30 min
Date: 2004

Credits

A video by: Lamia Joreige
Camera: Pamela Ghanimé
With the participation of: Ghassan Salhab and Rania Rafei

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Shown @

- Vagamondes, Theâtre de L'agora, France, 2009
- Lightcone annual preview show (Paris) 2006
- Roskilde Contemporary Art Museum, in Coding Decoding (Denmark) 2006
- Images festival (Toronto - Canada) 2006
- Festival Côté court (Pantin - France) 2006
- Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum, in Time and the Other (Alexandria - Egypt) 2006
- La Friche de la Belle de Mai, in Instants Vidéo (Marseilles - France) 2005
- Palais de Tokyo, video prefromance, in La nuit décalée (Paris - France) 2005
- Printempts de la Danse, in Meeting point 3 (Tunis - Tunisia) 2005
- Townhouse Gallery, in Time and the Other (Cairo - Egypt) 2005
- Festival ..né.à Beyrouth (Beirut - Lebanon) 2004
- Janine Rubeiz Gallery, in Time and the Other (Beirut - Lebanon) 2004


 

Related texts

The Daily Star / K.Wilson Goodie - 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 Otherpreview
Alarm Editions, Lebanon 2004
- Related exhibitions and festivals catalogs

 
 
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