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Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents ‘Natq’, a live audiovisual essay on the
politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Through listening closely to “xenoglossy” (the impossible speech of reincarnated
subjects), this performance explores a collectivity of lives who use reincarnation to negotiate their condition at the threshold
of the law—people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption,
rural lawlessness, and legal amnesty. In the piece, reincarnation is not a question of belief but a medium for justice.
Meeting-ID: 639 8863 0615 / ID-Code: 899168
Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a “Private
Ear”. His interest with sound and its intersection with politics originate from his background as a touring musician and facilitator
of DIY music. The artists audio investigations has been used as evidence at the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and as
for organisations such as Amnesty International and Defence for Children International together with fellow researchers from
Abu Hamdan completed his PhD in 2017 from Goldsmiths College University
of London and has completed fellowships at the Gray Centre for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago and the Vera
List Centre for Art and Politics at the New School.
Abu Hamdan has exhibited his work at the 58th Venice Biennale,
the 11th Gwanju Biennale and the 13th and 14th Sharjah Biennial, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Tate Modern Tanks, Chisenhale Gallery,
Hammer Museum L.A, Portikus Frankfurt, The Showroom, London and Casco, Utrecht. His works are part of collections at MoMA,
Guggenheim, Van AbbeMuseum, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern. Abu Hamdan’s work has been awarded the 2019 Edvard Munch Art
Award, the 2016 Nam June Paik Award for new media and in 2017 his film Rubber Coated Steel won the Tiger short film award
at the Rotterdam International Film festival. For the 2019 Turner Prize Abu Hamdan, together with nominated artists Helen
Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani, formed a temporary collective in order to be jointly granted the award.