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

 

Sirine Fattouh edited films and videos she used during her first performance in Marseille in which she tells a story of the different wars of Lebanon and their impact on civil society through texts taken from films and videos of some Lebanese artists. Fattouh is no longer in front of the public but behind them and embodies the voiceover of the films and videos of which she chooses to use certain sequences.

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.

As part of this performance, 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.