Now eat my script. Her works explores language as a mechanism of transmission. In her video Al Solh engages with the moment where history and biography meet, she continuously weaves ties between micro historical perspectives.
The work of Mounira Al Solh continuously weaves ties between micro historical perspectives and explores language as a mechanism of transmission.
In her video NOW EAT MY SCRIPT (2014) the artist enquires about habits and languages of refugees and immigrants in their new countries. Al Solh engages with the moment where history and biography meet. She takes the transit of a sacrificed lamb in the trunk of her relative's car as a starting point to reflect on the exchange of goods and food between her mother's family in Syria and her family in Lebanon during periods of conflict. The movement between families becomes a way of questioning the possibility of communicating trauma.
Invited by Alya Sebti, independent curator
The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist talk in February 2015.
Image: Mounira Al Solh, NOW EAT MY SCRIPT, 2014, video still, courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
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Opening: Saturday 6.12.14, 17–19 h
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e.V.
Auguststraße 69 D-10117 Berlin
Wed – Mon 12 – 19 h, Thu 12–21 h
6 €, reduced 4 €
Thursday evening ticket (19–21 h): 4 €,
includes introduction at 19 h
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