The connivance of Watching Birds
Video-installation / 4 channel videos 12min loop
Collaboration with Laila Hotait Salas
‘The Connivance of Watching Birds’ while I did the Art direction for the film ‘The Crayons of Askalan’, directed by Laila Hotait in Lebanon and Syria, with Palestinian actors from refugee camps in Lebanon. The video-installation explores how being there to tell the story of other shapes our own history. Allowing elements of the film, like the costumes, the locations, and the durations, to have a different life outside of their original representational uses. The Connivance of Watching Birds is an allegorical exploration of “limbo”: the time of waiting, through the eyes of Palestinians in prison and the parallel life of Palestinians in a refugee camp.
This video-installation was awarded the Production Grant of Injuve for Emerging Artists.
From this world to the next one | You are here for a reason
The night between Ali and I | A glance and I thought
it was a greeting | La chose commence ici | Flying fence
Preferring the fleeting happiness on earth | Half broken hearted
half in love | The connivance of watching Birds
You know who I am | Oum in three movements
Besides the sea | Friction | 58 Degrees
Anticipation of a disappearance | Inheritance
The south is back