Lisa Ray Instagram – This commissioned conceptual piece by Turner Prize nominated artist @lawrenceabuhamdan aka Private Ear, has haunted me since I saw it more than a month ago @sharjahart
Dubbed ‘Air Conditioning’ the wrap around, graduated images appear on first impression to be elaborate weather patterns but are actually based on data aggregated over 15 years of the Israeli army’s illegal occupation of Lebanese airspace expressed sonically or as the artist calls these textured visual renderings ‘atmospheric violence’. It really invited me to think about other sorts of aural invasions in the world and how that could be represented by visual iconography.
How can you not walk away with a jittery heart?
The art test for me is:
– does it bend your heart and/or your mind pitilessly like treetops on a windy day?
– do you remember it minutes and months after walking away? | Posted on 08/May/2022 00:03:54