Installation “Rememory” by Sabine El Chamaa Opened at IUS Art Gallery

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, installation Rememory by Sabine El Chamaa was opened at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) Art Gallery.

Rememory by Sabine El Chamaa  is a photography and audio-visual installation, which was being created, among other places, in Sarajevo in the winter of 2005, while the artist was filming a long reportage about the remembrance of the Siege of Sarajevo, and in Beirut in summer of 2006 just before the 33- day war on Lebanon began.

About the exhibition, Sabine said: “Rememory a fragmented space of photographs of various sizes that aims to reveal how meaning is never inherent in a photograph, but always subject to translation. The audio visual material reveals my personal trajectory. The personal is political, and subjectivity here is meant to evoke how politics affect daily life.”

Photographs were taken in Sarajevo, New York, the Cannes film festival, the island of Faro, and Beirut between 2005 and 2006. They begin with the subject of the memory of war in Sarajevo, and end with the 2006 war in Lebanon.

Dr. Sabine El Chamaa is a filmmaker and Assistant professor at Lebanese American University. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts, Film & TV Production from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). Amongst her films, Promenade received a Berlin Today Award grant and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009. Un Mardi won first prizes in Dubai film festival (2010) and at the Festival International de Namur 2011 (FIFF).Questions around the representations of war in media and in film prompted her to pursue a practice-led doctorate at Goldsmiths University, London. She received a PhD in 2014 for “Picturing Live War: a research practice in an installation and a text”. Her most recent projects are centered on the intersections between embodiment memory, and the politics of representation.