Artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan discusses the themes of his new film commission 45th Parallel with Dr Lorenzo Pezzani, Co-Director of Border Forensics. The conversation is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
This event will be recorded and available on Spike Island’s YouTube Channel.
LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN
Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b.1985, Amman, Jordan) is a Private Ear: a detective of sounds and their traces. His audio investigations have been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as advocacy for organisations such as Amnesty International. He has exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale; the 11th Gwanju Biennale; the 13th and 14th Sharjah Biennial; Witte De With, Rotterdam; Tate Modern Tanks, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Portikus, Frankfurt; The Showroom, London; and Casco, Utrecht. His works are part of collections at MoMA; Guggenheim, (both New York); Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. As part of a temporary collective with nominated artists Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani, he was awarded the 2019 Turner Prize.
DR LORENZO PEZZANI
Dr Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher. He is a Reader in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the co-director of Border Forensics (Formerly known as Forensic Oceanography), an agency mobilising innovative methods of spatial and visual analysis to investigate practices of border violence. His work explores the spatial politics, visual cultures and political ecologies of migration and borders.