The Carrier (2020) by Hanan Benammar
Video installation

Hanan Benammar has been invited by BEK to develop a new work that takes as its departure the formidable development of technology in the last 20 years, that we address in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of BEK this year. The installation is part of the echibition Latent City at Bergen Kjøtt 12 – 29 November, and this digital presentation will be available during the whole exhibition period. Read more about the project and the artist here.

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”.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift