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Besides the Sea

Beirut, 2009

Video-installation / 4 channel videos. 12min loop.

Installation views at La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Installation views at La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Image of the installation, outside the gallery, in Beirut, 2009.
Image of the installation, outside the gallery, in Beirut, 2009.

Besides the Sea evokes the condition of vulnerability of everyday life in Lebanon. Nine men and women hum and sing the song, which Wadi Alsafi popularized “Beside the Sea” (Andak Bahariya). In  a sort of choreography, they turn and begin their singing, while underwater struggle to keep their head above water.

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