Aida Save Me

    “Here we are, standing in the dark, waiting.”

    Aida Save is a performative lecture, consisting of film stills, clips and a reading by Hadjithomas and Joreige. The work emerges from an extraordinary real-life event: at the premiere of their second feature film A Perfect Day (2006) in Beirut, an extraordinary incident “unbelievable but true” was to disrupt the film to release and resonate strangely vis-a-vis the artist’s work. Beginning with this event that blures the line between fiction and the so called reality, Hadjithomas and Joreige explore the connections between archives, images, disappearence, context and truth.

    This performative lecture measures the distance between recognition and representation of oneself, and recounts this adventure whereby fiction has, all of a sudden, taken the appearance of a document.

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