In November of 2017, people from across Beirut came to the National Museum and gave their voices to a number of objects in the collection. The people spoke to and for and about these objects from the past, and, in doing so, they revealed fragments of the present. They did not attempt to disclose a particular historical narrative. Nor did they attempt to create a fiction. They did not lie and they did not try to tell the truth.
This work is a video piece made in conjunction with the audio guide that is currently
at the National Museum of Beirut.
Click on image to watch excerpt of video.
chou hayda, 2017-2018 HD video, colour, sound 24:00 min
Click on image to watch trailer about the Chou Hayda project.