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JSalloum at aol.com JSalloum at aol.com
Thu Dec 4 16:04:53 CET 2003

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Everything and Nothing and other works from the ongoing video project, 'untitled'. on Thursday , December 11 @ 7:30pm.

Vancouver-based artist Jayce Salloum will present selections from his "untitled" project, an ongoing videotape addressing subjects such as living through crises/change, personal interventions in political realities, and the overarching theme of interstitiality. In part 1: everything and nothing (1999-2001, 40 mins.), Salloum, off-camera, talks with Soha Bechara, the ex-Lebanese National Resistance fighter who was detained for 10 years in the notorious El-Khiam torture and interrogation centre in South Lebanon. In a riveting and intimate conversation, Salloum inquires about home, being interviewed to death, resistance, survival, and the distance between Paris, where Bechara now lives, and Khiam. In part 2: beauty and the east (1999-2002, excerpt c. 21 mins.), Salloum turns obliquely to the former Yugoslavia. In a kaleidoscope of interviews, refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, and residents address topics ranging from identity and fascism to optimism and monsters. In both anecdotal and theoretical recountings, they lay out the issues currently at stake in this region of displacement and redefinition; their words are located within images of cities and landscapes. part 3: (as if) beauty never ends... (2002, 11 mins.), in which a montage of orchids blooming and footage from the sites of the 1982 massacres at Lebanon's Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps provides an elegiac response to the Palestinian dispossession.

Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media, video, and curating since 1975. His work takes place in a variety of contexts critically engaging itself in the representation and actualization of social manifestations and political realities. A media arts philosopher and cultural activist, Salloum lectures internationally and exhibits throughout the world.

Admission to the LUX SALON is FREE but places are limited so booking is essential. To book a place email <info at lux.org.uk>. If you reserve a space but cannot attend, please let us know as it deprives others of a place.

LUX SALON takes place at LUX, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ. see directions at http://www.lux.org.uk/directions.html

1. untitled part 2: beauty and the east
50:15, orig. former Yugoslavia, Austria, USA, Canada, 1999-2003
(a 21:00 excerpt will be shown)
2. untitled part 3b: (as if) beauty never ends..
11:22, Lebanon/Canada, 2002
3. untitled part 1: everything and nothing
40:40, France/Canada, 1999-2001
(programme 73mins)

This screening is supported by the Canadian High Commission in London.

Benjamin Cook
3rd Floor
18 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ

t ++44 207 503 3980
f ++44 207 503 1606
e ben at lux.org.uk

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