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Roy samaha
Sun Rave
Video | hdv | color | 11'0'' | Lebanon | 2018
This video explores childhood anecdotes heard around an apartment, which until 1989, when a major solar storm erupted, had been inhabited by a strange couple. Some suspected them of being undercover agents while others said they were just some new age sorcerers. The work addresses the relationship between layers of history, outstanding events in nature and ancient cyphering of language; how the cycles of the Sun’s unpredictable release of energetic flares affect the magnetic fields of the earth and influence radio transmissions, communication and reason on a mass scale.
Roy Samaha is a Lebanese artist, living and working in Beirut. He explores the boundaries of filmic language, perception of reality and the memory of personal objects.