In November of 2017, people from across Beirut came to the National Museum and gave their voices to a number of objects in the collection. The people spoke to and for and about these objects from the past, and, in doing so, they revealed fragments of the present. They did not attempt to disclose a particular historical narrative. Nor did they attempt to create a fiction. They did not lie and they did not try to tell the truth.
A video by Annabel Daou featuring the voices of the people of Beirut as well as Julia Kassar and Georges Khabbaz, produced by Temporary Art Platform for BeMA with the partnership of the National Museum of Beirut. Sound Project Collaborator: Nadim Mishlawi.