Walid Raad, 'Notebook Volume 38: Already Been in a Lake of Fire (Plates 63–64)'

Walid Raad, 'Notebook Volume 38: Already Been in a Lake of Fire (Plates 63–64)'

Walid Raad
Born Chbanieh, Lebanon, 1967. Lives Beirut, Lebanon, and New York, USA
'Notebook Volume 38: Already Been in a Lake of Fire (Plates 63–64)'
2003
Inkjet Print
British Museum: 2007, 6033.1
Brooke-Sewell Permanent Fund
Image courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Walid Raad works in photography, video, text, installation and performance. His work came to prominence with his influential project The Atlas Group (1989-2004), a fictional archive of documents relating to the contemporary history of Lebanon. For this major body of work, Raad explored the nature of documentary practice and the representation of political and social conflict. The images shown here are pages from the notebooks of a fictional historian named Dr Fakhouri. This character kept a log of every car that was used as a car bomb during the Lebanese civil war (1975–90).