Lawrence Abu Hamdan @Fundazione Sandretto
November 4, 2022
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s exhibition AIR PRESSURE (A DIARY OF THE SKY), curated by Irene Calderoni and Amanda Sroka, opens tomorrow at Fondazione Sandretto!
Air Pressure (A Diary of the Sky) is an audio and video installation that further develops Abu Hamdan’s research into the political dimension of sound. Through extended and rigorous investigations that gather and analyze testimony, recordings and archival documents, he creates works that expose and produce evidence of crimes and systems of injustice, often perpetrated against individuals and communities that have no voice in official legal contexts.
The investigation behind Air Pressure (A Diary of the Sky) focuses on Lebanese airspace, specifically on a condition of ubiquitous and intense noise pollution that affects the lives of the Lebanese people and which the artist refers to as “atmospheric violence”.