The Carrier

The Carrier (2020) by Hanan Benammar
Video installation, video 17:22 min.

For many of us living in an urban context, pigeons are often described as “flying rats”. However, breeding pigeons is still a popular practice among small communities in Europe, and larger ones in the Middle-East. While narrating stories involving pigeons as protagonists, Hanan Benammar’s The Carrier is observing a loft or “duekleiv” in Askøy with a spy camera. 

Camera 1: Hanan Benammar
Camera 2: Espen Sommer Eide
Camera 3: YouTuber chest peak-

Voice 1: Hanan Benammar
Voice 2: Eléonore Griveau
Voice 3: “Ali”

Text 1 and 2: Hanan Benammar

Text 3: “Ali”, BBC, Hanan Benammar, Kristin Foss, Herman Reksten (Ship to Gaza in Recording for the Birds by Futurefarmers), Independent; all re-written and adapted by Hanan Benammar in collaboration with “Ali”.

Hanan Benammar was been invited by BEK to develop a new work that took as its departure the formidable development of technology in the last 20 years, that we addressed in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of BEK in 2020. The installation is part of the echibition Latent City at Bergen Kjøtt 12 – 29 November 2020.

Foto: Thor Brødreskift