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The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs

Walid Raad

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Walid Raad, The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs (still), 1999.

e-flux presents True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs
Walid Raad
1999

16 Minutes

Date
April 6–19, 2021

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Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Walid Raad’s The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs (1999), on view from Tuesday, April 6 through Monday, April 19, 2021.

This three-part video project investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese civil wars (1975-1991). The videos offer accounts of the fantastic situations that beset a number of individuals, though they do not document what happened. Rather, they explore what can be imagined, what can be said, what can be taken for granted, what can appear as rational, sayable, and thinkable about the wars.

The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs is presented here as one of four films in Part Five | Faux Documentary and Complex Reality the last of five programs in the online series True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films runs from February 9 through April 19, 2021. The films in each part will screen for two weeks with a repeat screening of films in all programs on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Category
Film, War & Conflict
Subject
Documentary, Experimental Film, Historicity & Historiography, Fiction, Video Art
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Filmmaker

Walid Raad (b. 1967, Lebanon) is an artist and a Professor of Art in (the still-charging-tuition) The Cooper Union (New York, USA). Raad’s works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project between 1989 and 2004 about the contemporary history of Lebanon, and the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut). His books include Walkthrough, The Truth Will Be Known When The Last Witness Is Dead, My Neck Is Thinner Than A Hair, Let’s Be Honest The Weather Helped, and Scratching on Things I Could Disavow.

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