Umama Hamido (LEBANON)
Sun 30 Oct 2016
IN SUMMER OF 2014 UMAMA HAMIDO TRAVELLED FROM HER CITY BEIRUT TO THE BEQAA VA LLEY, VISITING VILLAGES ON THE BORDERS OF LEBANON AND SYRIA.
She was drawn by the beauty of the people and a way of life much removed from the one she is accustomed to in the capital city. This is a world of local tribes, rebel fighters, and people who have fled from the ongoing civil war in the neighbouring country.
Hind documents a landscape and the daily life of a people who inhabit it. In this cinematic performance, Umama takes the audience on a journey through sound and image, sharing footage which captures both the serenity and the beauty of this environment and the inhabitants but also a reality of tension, poverty, fear and imminent danger.
Umama Hamido (b.1987) is an artist from Beirut city. Her practice spans different aspects of performance in between body, sound, and visual art. In 2015, she finished her Masters degree in Performance Art at Goldsmiths University. Her work is informed by her immediate reality connected to recent political events in Lebanon and neighbouring countries.
- HIND was developed through MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths University of London with further support from Artsadmin’s BANNER scheme and Al-Mawred al Thaqafy Culture Resource’s Production Awards Program.