In our next issue, the Beirut-based artist and
filmmaker talks about chronicling the many lives of
a city that keeps erasing and reinventing itself.
What makes a place, and what un-makes it? Lamia Joreige—artist, filmmaker and co-founder of the eight-year-old nonprofit Beirut Art Center—has explored these questions since the 1990s in her video portraits, multimedia installations and experimental films about her native city of Beirut. She has recorded oral histories in “Objects of War” (2000– ), revisited sites of wartime disappearances in Here and Perhaps Elsewhere (2003), and followed her…