Lawrence Abu HamdanStill: Once Removed
(selection) Language Gulf in the Shouting Valley (2013, short), The All-Hearing (2014, short doc), Double-Take: Leader of the Syrian Revolution Commanding a Charge (2014, short doc), Rubber Coated Steel (2017, short doc), Walled Unwalled (2018, short doc), After SFX (2018, performance), New Acid (2019), M.A.G.N.E.T (2019, short), Once Removed (2019, short)
Lawrence Abu Hamdan at IFFR
An Egyptian ode to loudspeaker libertarianism, Cairo's omnipresent noise pollution and Sheiks’ determination to have the issue of noise heard.
Double-Take: Leader of the Syrian Revolution Commanding a Charge
Two similar paintings filmed in detail, one of the French colonial overlord, the other of a Syrian resistance leader. Tough questions about the colonial past.
Rubber Coated Steel
A tribunal for the sounds of deadly gunfire. The victims’ silence is amplified through the absence of emotion, the sound of ammo and voices.
In this performance, Lawrence Abu Hamdan investigates our auditory memory using sounds, voices and texts from his library of sound effects objects.
At a Berlin studio, researcher Abu Hamdan recorded stories about court cases that revolved around sounds, heard or experienced through walls.
Bassel Abi Chahine, a self-described reincarnation of a dead soldier from the Lebanese civil war, recalls past details with remarkable precision.