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Basma Alsharif

The Story of Milk and Honey

Galerie Imane Farès, Paris

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Artist
Basma Alsharif
Title
The Story of Milk and Honey
Year
2011
Duration
9 min 45 s
Format & Technical

single channel SD video

The Story of Milk and Honey is a short experimental video belonging to a larger project, which includes photographs, drawings and text. An unnamed man narrates the story of his attempt to write a love story in Lebanon. Through voice over narration that weaves together images, letters, and songs, a tale of defeat transpires into a multi-layered journey exploring how we collect information, perceive facts and recreate history. The video represents the material consequence of the failed love story, questioning where the main character is to be found in the midst of his own narrative. This work was produced with the Fundación Botín visual arts grant.

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