Artist Talk Lawrence Abu Hamdan

11th July 2015, 12 p.m.

The works of Lawrence Abu Hamdan (*1985 in Amman/JOR, lives and works in London and Beirut) that are located at the interface of art and science look into the practice and the contemporary policy of listening. With sound recordings, audio-visual installations and documentary material the artist examines the legal role of the voice and the changing character of testimony in the context of new migration policies, border surveillance, intelligent algorithms and eavesdropping technology. 

On the first day of his exhibition «تقيه (Taqiyya) – The Right to Duplicity» at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen Lawrence Abu Hamdan gives insight into his research and artistic practise in a public talk.

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