Beirut Mapped: Applause

August 4, 2021

This video has evolved from Ghida Hachicho’s work on movement and gestures that are expressed collectively. In particular, it stems from her recent experience of crowds in the context of protests and political gatherings. Ghida explores the performative or choreographic practices, like applause, that shape the relationship between an individual and a group.

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Related objects from V&A and Arab Image Foundation collections

Montage of hands clapping
Clapping wallpaper by Sonia Boyce, 1994. Museum no. E.596-1996 © The artist / Victoria and Albert Museum
A man standing on a table receiving applause from diners
Snapshot at a dinner party, taken by an unidentified photographer in Syria, 1950 – 60, gelatin silver developing-out paper print, 0159ko00005, 0159ko. Haifa Kocache Collection, courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut


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