Documentaire en dérive

Nayla Dabaji, Documentaire en dérive, 2019

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Nayla Dabaji, Documentaire en dérive, 2019

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Documentaire en dérive

Residency
From November 30 to December 11, 2020

Documentaire en dérive explores the process that led to the creation of Dabaji's video work Boomerang (2019). In it, a walk by the sea brings back memories of a conversation with a friend, in the mountains, at dawn; a memory that gradually emerges and then finds itself imprisoned behind the screen of a televised newscast. This project draws its inspiration from the idea of the lag — the one that is generated by delays in electronic transmission due to a sound/light gap, as well as the one that results from memory’s updating of the past. Her residency at OBORO looks back on her project’s textual and sonic triggering elements, which question the apparent instantaneity of an electronic transmission and whose challenge is to make it visible in space.

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Nayla Dabaji

Nayla Dabaji (born in Beirut) lives and works in Montreal. She studied visual arts in Lebanon, media arts in Quebec and brings together several practices such as photography, installation, video art, action art and writing in her projects. She was the winner of the Empreintes residency at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2020. Her video works have been presented at L’Imagier Art Centre (Gatineau, 2019), Dazibao (Montreal, 2017), and in numerous festivals, such as Les Instants Vidéo (Marseille, France, 2019, 2015, 2014), Les Percéides (Percé, 2018), the International Festival of Films on Art/FIFA Experimental (Montreal, 2017), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany, 2015) and Antimatter Media Art (Victoria, 2015). Besides her individual practice, she works in duo with Ziad Bitar. Their visual arts projects have been exhibited in several galleries, institutions and art centers including Espace libre (Bienne, 2016), VU Photo (Quebec City, 2013), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne, 2012), Artsonje Center (Seoul, 2011) and Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, 2009).