Hormones

2018

Textile print & video work (1min) 
collaboration with Dalia Khalife
exhibited in Manifesta 12 Biennial, Palermo, Italy

"Hormones" is a part of "Across The Border", a project by artist Filippo Minelli.
It is a participatory project discussing topics of migration and identity in the age of big-data.
Participants are commissioned to realise a series of flags, to be activated through performative interventions taking place in different locations around the world. Each flag contains a word connecting to its country.Our word chosen for Lebanon's flag is Hormones.

Hormones is a reference to a vegetable sticker found in Lebanon's markets. The word caught our attention as we think it represents the country in many ways. First, in how ironically casual pollution and corruption have become in relation with food safety and second, it's a reminder of the hormone-driven behaviour of the people, such as for example, the excessive testosterone-fuelled leaderships in the political / religious parties.