[NetBehaviour] Mounira Al Sol: The Sea is a Stereo.
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Mounira Al Sol: The Sea is a Stereo.
03 December at 22:00 - Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 19:00
Rua Rosa Araújo 7-9
Kunsthalle Lissabon is proud to present, for the first time in Portugal,
the work of Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh. Al Solh's work utilizes an
ironic and fictional strategy as well as a self-reflexive position to
investigate everyday reality, thus questioning what is perceived as
normal by others.
The project The Sea is a Stereo introduces us to a group of men who live
in Beirut and who swim in the sea everyday regardless of th...e
circumstances: rain, wind or war. Their obsessive swimming behavior
appears as an act of resistance against the impossibility of leading a
“normal” everyday life in their own country. This struggle for normality
takes a sudden twist when the artist quite literally speaks for the men,
dubbing their own voices. Al Solh uses her own voice not only to expose
the vulnerability of their behavior but also as a way of exposing the
fiction of “normality”.
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