the dead weight of a quarrel hangs

Walid Raad
USA, 1996-99
Image: The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs

Historical fantasies generated from photographs, film fragments and memories are used as the starting points for discursive and imaginative 'fake documentaries' about the Lebanese civil war.

The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs includes three short works: Missing Lebanese Wars (in three parts), Secrets in the Open Sea and Miraculous Beginnings. All are short 'fake' documentaries chronicling a number of fantastic situations that beset Lebanese historians and others who directly and indirectly witnessed the civil wars.

Dates   Thursday 9 December 2004 - Sunday 13 February 2005
Admission   Free admission
  • part of the proof exhibition
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