As part of Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Walled Unwalled and Other Monologues, the Kravis Studio will host a series of ticketed performances by the artist.
MoMA, Floor 4, Studio
The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio
Air Pressure - Friday 2 June 2023 at 8pm, Saturday 3 June 2023 at 8pm & Sunday 4 June 2023 at 3pm
Air Pressure draws on research, conducted between May 2020 and May 2021, into the aerial soundscape of Lebanon, documenting 2,412 instances of Israeli fighter jets and drones. Through chronological sequencing and live audio processing, the performance analyzes the relationship between background noise and atmospheres of violence.
Natq - Friday 9 June at 8pm, Saturday 10 June at 9pm, Sunday 11 June at 3pm
In Arabic, natq, meaning “to vocalize,” is also the word that is used to describe speech that has been transmigrated from the living to the dead. In this performance, Abu Hamdan examines the politics of listening to reincarnated testimonies—accounts from witnesses who can testify to long and continuous crimes that leak across generations and threaten the future.
Capacity for all performances is limited and advance registration is required.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan's 'Walled Unwalled and Other Monologues' runs through until 11 June 2023.