Ziad Antar on Hope Becoming a Fiction After the Beirut Explosion
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Paul Holdengräber is joined by filmmaker and photographer Ziad Antar on Episode 97 of The Quarantine Tapes. In a conversation recorded one month after the Beirut explosion, Ziad talks about his experience being in Beirut at the time of the explosion. He felt a loss of hope in the aftermath of the explosion, Ziad tells Paul, speaking frankly about the difficulty of coping with that experience. Ziad kindly shared a video that he made after the blast demolished his home. Ziad recently contributed a video, “The Little Boat,” to Onassis’s ENTER project. Ziad and Paul discuss this moving work and talk about Ziad’s artistic practice, digging into how Ziad wants to transform images into ideas in his work.
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