Leaving, Returning (2020)
Leaving, Returning is an exploration in departures. The departure that initiated this line of thought that shaped the theme and aesthetic language of the project is the movement of immigration away from Lebanon. From that direction follows a departure from visual design to political philosophy through film and sound production. The film and the text are a recording of an attempt to work through personal and emotional tensions grounded in geo-political events. A textual and audio-visual wandering intermeshed with the journey from a territory to another, from a disciplinary exercise to an amalgamation of practices that collectively form a language, a defence strategy, and a tracing of trajectory out of the enclosures of normative personal and national imaginations.