The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs

1999 | 00:16:54 | Lebanon / United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Mental Landscape, Middle East, War

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This piece investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese civil wars (1975-1991). The videos offer accounts of the fantastic situations that beset a number of individuals, though they do not document what happened. Rather, they explore what can be imagined, what can be said, what can be taken for granted, what can appear as rational, sayable, and thinkable about the wars.

Premiere

1998

Exhibitions + Festivals

8th Courtisane Festival in Gent, Somewhere in Time 6 section, 2009