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Ruanne Abu Rahmeh & Basel Abbas, "At those terrifying frontiers where the existence and disappearance of people fade into each other," 4 Channel channel video, 2-channel sound, 10’54, Wooden boards (variable size) Live performance (video, vocals, sound)

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Ruanne Abu Rahmeh & Basel Abbas, "And yet my mask is powerful" Part 1 5-channel video projection, 2-channel sound + subwoofer, tools, bricks, boards

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Ruanne Abu Rahmeh & Basel Abbas, "Oh shining star testify," Three channel video, 2 channel sound and sub-woofer, wooden boards (variable size).

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Ruanne Abu Rahmeh & Basel Abbas, "At those terrifying frontiers where the existence and disappearance of people fade into each other," 4 Channel channel video, 2-channel sound, 10’54, Wooden boards (variable size) Live performance (video, vocals, sound)

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Wavelength: Ruanne Abu Rahmeh & Basel Abbas

Tuesday, Sep 20

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars have been invited to share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public.

 

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (b.1983) work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice, largely research based, is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless ‘present’,  one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster. In their projects, they find themselves excavating, activating and inventing incidental narratives, figures, gestures and sites as material for re-imagining the possibilities of the present. Largely their approach has been one of sampling materials both existing and self-authored in the form of sound, image, text, objects and recasting them into altogether new ‘scripts’. The result is a practice that investigates the political, visceral, material possibilities of sound, image, text and site, taking on the form of multi-media installations and live sound/image performances.
 
They were fellows at Akademie der Kunste der Welt in Cologne in 2013 and artists in residence at the Delfina Foundation, London in 2009. They are recipients of the Sharjah Biennale Prize in 2015 and Abraaj Prize in 2016. Their most recent publication ‘And Yet Amy Mask Is Powerful’ is published by Printed Matter in New York. Their current project May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth is being released in three parts with Dia Art Foundation as part of their Artist Web Projects.

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Tuesday, Nov 15

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Tuesday, Sep 20

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Tuesday, Apr 19

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Lauren Lee McCarthy

Tuesday, Mar 15

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Tuesday, Feb 15

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Laure Prouvost

Tuesday, Jan 25

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Alice Sheppard

Tuesday, Nov 30

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Elegance Bratton + Chester Algernal Gordon

Tuesday, Oct 19

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Prem Krishnamurthy

Tuesday, Sep 21

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Mohamed Bourouissa

Tuesday, Apr 27

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Virginia Lung

Tuesday, Apr 13

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Tarek Atoui

Tuesday, Mar 30

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Onye Ozuzu

Tuesday, Mar 16

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Ryan Dennis

Tuesday, Mar 2

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: American Artist

Tuesday, Feb 16

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Akram Zaatari

Tuesday, Jan 26

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Meriem Bennani

Tuesday, Nov 10

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Amal Khalaf

Tuesday, Oct 27

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

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Wavelength: Michael Rakowitz

Tuesday, Oct 13

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Christine Sun Kim

Tuesday, Sep 29

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Raven Chacon

Tuesday, Sep 15

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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