The Color Remains the Same

Ali El-Darsa

2015, 12:35 minutes, Colour, Arabic and French with English subtitles


The artist calls into question his experiences in Beirut by using a cell phone camera as a possible, yet unreliable witness. A diasporic figure at home, he negotiates the overlapping aesthetics of celebration and mourning following a FIFA soccer game and a car explosion that took place simultaneously in the summer of 2014. The piece is an extension of a text-based work published under the title.

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