Lawrence Abu Hamdan - a Dialogue between Sounds and Images

Lawrence Abu Hamdan - a Dialogue between Sounds and Images
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Lawrence Abu Hamdan defines himself as a "private ear", an artist who investigates sound. This is a definition that goes a long way in explaining his work. Lawrence Abu Hamdan extracts his own personal narration from sounds. Art can produce truth and this is how he likes to use it. What interests this artist from Amman is to create the conditions in which to see and listen to a story in a different way than what we are accustomed to, because sound is inseparable from vision. The exploration of acoustic memory showed him how the vocabulary to describe sound is scarce and that, sometimes, objects substitute language itself. In 2018, he began to build his own personal library of special effects called The Earwitness Inventory, a collection of almost 100 objects, some of which are truly unusual, but all with a story to tell. The Sonic Image, the multi-sensorial exhibition hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation, is the largest personal exhibition of recent works by the artist to date and includes installations, a new commission entitled Air Conditioning (2022), as well as a site-specific performance. Works that explore the confines between voice and word, translation and witness, to make visible the stories that exist out of view.

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