As If I Have Never Been in This Place before "On Sunday seven pm"



As If I Have Never Been in This Place before "On Sunday seven pm"
Multimedia instillation
2016

The one channel video is based on a diary written by Hassan Murtada. After a 23 year interval, Murtada writes in his diary again for the first time. The entry is prompted by Hassan’s encounter with himself among a crowd in one of the paintings installed on a wall of a museum. After he immigrated, he no longer felt nostalgia for his past, and he did not take any photographs of himself, which compelled him to doubt his own memory: might it be a forged memory since it lacks material evidence to prove it? The work examines the relationship between memory and trauma, immateriality and archive. Through the narrative, sound and the black screen, the video attempts to generate immaterial visuals of the events that Hassan has

encountered