Sirine Fattouh

Another Night in Beirut



Edition of 5 + 2 AP

Another Night in Beirut was filmed 14 years after Fattouh’s first video, A Night in Beirut, where she follows el Tabball during Ramadan in her childhood neighborhood in Beirut. At first, her intention was to put a face on that terrifying voice. The second time, Fattouh filmed that same Tabbal on the trunk of a motorcycle. At this point, she reveals how the old and tired Tabbal is nearing the end of his journey. El Tabbal is the one who passes in the city streets with a drum to invite the inhabitants to wake-up have breakfast and pray to prepare for a new day of fasting.


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About the Artist

Sirine Fattouh (b. 1980) is a visual artist based between Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a PhD in Visual Arts and Aesthetics from Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and and a National Superior Diploma of Expression of Plastic Arts (DNSEP) from l’École Nationale Supérieure of Paris Cergy (ENSAPC) . Drawing on oral history accounts, her practice explores the representation of personal and collective histories through different mediums. Her most recent work employs illustration sculpture, and installation to deconstruct gender and queer identities. She has shown her work at Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France (2017), Centre Pompidou, Metz, France (2018); MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy (2017); Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2017); Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (Mucem), Marseille, France (2016); Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France (2015); and the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece (2011).

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