BEK has been a consultant in the production process and supported the exhibition It Is Only Through Your Thoughts That I Can Remember Who I Am: An Exhibition in Three Acts at Kunsthall 3.14 with equipment. The exhibition opening is Friday October 20th at 18.00.
It Is Only Through Your Thoughts That I Can Remember Who I Am: An Exhibition in Three Acts
by The Theatre Of Operations: Hagar Ophir and Hakim Bishara
In December 1943, an exhibition entitled L’Art moderne au Liban opened at the Bezalel Jewish National Museum in Jerusalem, featuring works of modern art by leading artists from neighboring Lebanon. The exhibition was to be followed by a reciprocating display of works by Jewish artists from Mandatory Palestine at the National Museum of Beirut, but that never happened. Aborted before its completion, L’Art moderne au Liban has since sunk into forgetfulness, and it remains impossible to complete until today.
It Is Only Through Your Thoughts that I Can Remember Who I Am reimagines the story of L’Art moderne au Liban into a theatrical exhibition in three acts. Madame M.S, a mysterious Lebanese painter who was one of the participating artists in the 1943 exhibition, is conjured up from the archive to recount the tale of her time by reimagining the past into the future.
This Exhibition will be shown for the first time in Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, Norway, and is curated by Sissel Lillebostad and Trond Hugo Haugen in collaboration with Malin Barth, Kunsthall 3.14.
The exhibition is produced by KORO – Public Art Norway, and co-produced by Kunsthall 3.14, and in collaboration with BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Art. The exhibition is part of Vågestykke, a KORO-project in collaboration with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).
Audio works and Sound installations: Miriam Schickler
Light design and programing: Rachid Moro
Set Design: Studio Martha Schwindling
Researcher in France: Ellie Armon Azoulay
Researcher in Beirut: Stephanie d’Arc Taylor
Production coordinator in Bergen: Adriana Mar Alves