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The Tower
+ What do we talk about when we talk about Fatamorgana
+ Affektenlehre
Institute of Contemporary Arts
July 2022
The Tower (A Torre), dir. Salomé Lamas, Portugal / Germany / Moldova 2015, 8 


This programme of three works (two filmic works and a sound installation) demonstrates the dense intersectional nature of Salomé Lamas’ work – consistently in the process of crafting new works and exploring new forms of expression through a constant state of research and creation.
Programme:

The Tower (A Torre), dir. Salomé Lamas,
Portugal / Germany / Moldova 2015, 8 min. 
Maybe Kolja’s experiment of merging his body (human) with the tree (nature), venturing into a border zone between the earth and the sky, is due to his purity of spirit, to the grandeur of the idiots, or the foolishness of the mystics. Or is it all these together? Maybe it is a symptom of the enlightened – or simply an elaborated suicide.

What do we talk about when we talk about Fatamorgana, dir. Salomé Lamas,
Portugal / France / Lebanon 2018, 40 min, English and French with English subtitles
What do we talk about when we talk about Fatamorgana is a film that extends the prologues of Lamas’ Fatamorgana (2017) and ©Fatamorgana (2018 – 2019). It reflects the casting sessions conducted in Beirut in 2016 during the research and development of Fatamorgana (2016–2019). Before being attributed excerpts of Fatamorgana’s text in Arabic, interviews were conducted with each one of the actresses. Questions inherent to the text and to the psychology of Hanan, the leading character of Fatamorgana, were discussed. Christine Choueiry, Roula Hamadeh, Caroline Hatem, Nada Abou Farhat and Claude Baz talk openly about their background and upbringing in Lebanon as well as their careers. They share their memories and their viewpoints on politics, religion, society and culture.

Affektenlehre, sound installation by Salomé Lamas,
Portugal 2018, 20 min.
The doctrine of the affections was an elaborate theory based on the idea that the passions could be represented by their outwardly visible or audible signs. This work was produced with materials collected for Fatamorgana (2016 – 2019).
 
08:45 pm
Tue, 28 Sep 2021
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