ReConstructed Uncertainties | Haret Hreik - Mleeta
An Exhibition by Sandra Schäfer
From 2014 to 2016, German researcher and artist Sandra Schäfer conducted extensive on-site research surrounding intersections of architecture and geopolitical spaces. This research resulted in two large-scale video-installations, Mleeta (2016) and Constructed Futures: Haret Hreik (2017).
The first video installation, Mleeta, was filmed and staged on the landmark Mleeta at the very site of the "Museum of Resistance," a propagandistic re-enactment that reproduces scenic and military scenarios from Hezbollah fighters’ struggle against the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon. The video installation explores the theme park’s script through its perspective, staging, and narratives.
The second video installation, Constructed Futures: Haret Hreik, decodes how architecture participates in the production of space, landscape, and memory in the context of military conflict and geopolitical networks.
Turning THE HANGAR into a space of her own, Sandra Schäfer offers to the visitors of this solo exhibition an intertwined screening of these two video installation staged in the midst of 22 poster-fragments in which the artist appropriates stills from a film by the Waad Project, the massive reconstruction program of Haret Hreik after the war of 2006.
Technical Director: Ayman Nahle
This exhibition is supported by Goethe-Institut Libanon and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Middle East