On Khiam

  • Introduction
    Until South Lebanon was freed in May 2000, it was impossible to go to Khiam detention camp, situated in an area occupied by Israel and its proxy militia, the South Lebanon army. Much was heard about the camp, but no image was ever seen.

    Khiam is a project that began with Hadjithomas and Joreige’s desire to document this imageless place, to explore the stories that emerged from it, and the traces left behind in the recent and distant past. Beginning with a film, Khiam has developed over several stages, and responded to the events of 2006 that changed the significance of the camp once more.

    Khiam is composed of multiple installations including:
    Part 1: Landscape of Khiam
    Part 2: Khiam 2000 – 2007
    Part 3: War Trophies
    Part 4: Objects of Khiam
    Part 5: Ansar