Editing Sami Succar. Sound creation Kinda Hassan, Tech. assistance Jhonny Hcheime, Performance Rima Maroun

The Mourners

Ever since the Antiquity, The mourners are moaning weeping women imploring the sky during funerals.

They exhibit themselves representing and dramatizing the pain.

Through repeating their words and movements they perform a ritual that helps the grieved ones externalize their sorrow.

I felt the need to weep the absence. I listened to my body and searched for a way to express its state of “a body in tears”. I then transformed my continuous movements within time into frozen images.

I juxtaposed my images, multiplied, repeated and duplicated them, creating three bodies in tears crying in chorus, until the images themselves became a cry.

Work > Editing Sami Succar. Sound creation Kinda Hassan, Tech. assistance Jhonny Hcheime, Performance Rima Maroun