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Around closer

March 11, 2009 - March 25, 2009 8:00 pm

The first video program echoes the exhibition closer. It features video works that shake our notions of reality by fictionalizing intimate stories and/or situating the artist as the subject/object of the work itself. Kerry Tribe’s the audition tapes is drawn from a story relating to her family and becomes, with the use of actors, a complex narrative and reflection on storytelling, revealing a dramatic event. Fouad El Koury records and reflects on two major episodes that changed his life: a family separation in moving out and a poetic record of his journey to turkey that parallels his illness in letters to Francine.

Kerry Tribe
the audition tapes (another home movie by Kerry Tribe)
video, 20 min, English – 1998

Fouad Elkoury
moving out
video, 20 min, French with English subtitles – 2004

Letters to francine
video/photography, 43 min, English – 2002

The second video program around the exhibition closer focuses on videos by Lina Saneh and Ghassan Salhab, who choose the most private place as a starting point for a an artistic piece. The poetic and hypnotic filming of Salhab encounters the raw and powerful recording of Saneh when filming her mother, both radical visions that invite us to reflect on ourselves and our relation to the other. The screening is followed by a conversation between Ghassan Salhab & Lina Saneh.


Ghassan Salhab

la rose de personne
video, 10 min, Arabic with English subtitles – 2000

Narcisse perdu
video, 15 min, Arabic with English subtitles – 2005

Lina Saneh
I had a dream, mom video, 42 min, Arabic with English subtitles – 2006