A history of Lebanon through the works of its artists, Second performance, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, 2017. 

Sirine Fattouh made the performance A history of Lebanon through the works of its artists after completing her PhD in Fine Arts on two generations of Lebanese post-war artists who created artworks that questioned the history of Lebanon after the amnesty low that was issued in 1991 for crimes perpetrated before March 28, 1991. During the 90’s and early 2000 Lebanese artists and filmmakers recorded vital testimonies from civilians who suffered the consequences of the civil war. Fattouh edited different videos and films and created her own narrative of the Lebanese wars and post-war period. In her performance Fattouh embodies the voice-over of each film and video sequence that she analyzed in her PhD.

Films and videos: 

Ashbah Beirut (Beyrouth fantôme), Ghassan Salhab, 1998.
Julia Trip, Wael Noureddine, 2006.
Khiam 2000-2007, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, 2006.
Objets of War 2 and 4, Lamia Joreige, 2008.
Night and Days, Lamia Joreige, 2007.
Slippage, Ali Cherri, 2007.

First performance at the Fort Saint-Jean on the 4th and 5th of June 2016, MUCEM, Marseille, France.

Sirine Fattouh borrows sequences from several Lebanese films with which she identifies a common experience. Each film is related to the wars in Lebanon and their impact on civil society.

She uses a specific protocol where the images and sounds are untied. In doing so, she emphasizes the words of others and allows the imagination to unfold in all its intensity. Putting forward “presentation” (being in the present moment, in a direct relation) rather than the “representation”, she returns the words of others into a personal experience.

All the texts have been taken from the films and videos: 
Ashbah Beirut (Beyrouth fantôme), Ghassan Salhab, 1998.
Julia Trip, Wael Noureddine, 2006.
Khiam 2000-2007, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, 2006.
Objets of War n°2, Lamia Joreige, 2008.
Night and Days, Lamia Joreige, 2007.