Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves would have recounted it.
This book contains the narrative text of those ten oral histories in both English and spoken Arabic, as well as an an introduction by the artist, and illustrations of the audience experience in Gardens Speak.
A video-lecture, a playful complex analysis of the use and misuse of images for political and ideological purposes in Lebanon and the Middle East
The first major survey of one of the world’s most provocative and politically engaged artists.
On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, May-August 2016, Tate Modern.