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Atlas Group

Atlas Group

10 Jun 2004

In Conversation

Following on from their residency in March 2004, inIVA is pleased to host, in collaboration with LIFT, a discussion by the Atlas Group based on their new audiovisual and textual piece entitled My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair: A History of the Car Bomb in the 1975-1991 Lebanese Wars – Volume 1: 21 January 1986.

In this work, Tony Chakar, Bilal Khbeiz, and Walid Raad investigate the multiple dimensions – social, political, economic, military, technological, psychological and epistemic – of the wars and examine the public and private discourses surrounding the 3,400 car bombs that were detonated during this period. The outcome of this ongoing research focuses on a car bomb that was detonated on 21 January 1986 in the Furn Ech Chubak area of Beirut.

The discussion is part of the LIFT ’04 Enquiry, which includes work by Lebanese theatre makers, visual artists and film-makers.