Recently, artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan, one of the 2019 Turner Prize winners, received a personal honour of his own - the American Museum of Art in Philadelphia and the FondazioneSandrettoReRebaudengo, which awarded him the 2022 FutureFields Time-Based Media for the Media Mandate. The project, co-founded by the two agencies in 2016, aims to support the creation, production and collection of new works in the field of video, film, performance and sound. Abu Hamdan was the third artist to receive the appointment.
Abu Hamdan will receive a $10,000 bonus to achieve his project. The work, which will debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the spring of 2022, will be moved to the Torino Santreto Ray Rabodengo Foundation in the winter of the same year.
Abu Hamdan was born in Jordan and is now settled in Beirut, Lebanon's capital. In recent years, he has swept through the international art world through the in-depth study of sound art. His work examines the use of speech analysis by britain's immigration authorities, reveals developments in new areas such as sound analysis and polygraph detection, and explores legal cases surrounding evidence obtained by \"eavesdropping\" on walls. Abu Hamdan brought his musical background into interdisciplinary art practice, including film, installation and performing arts.
This time, his new project is entitled \"How to hear Impossible Words: A course in the Department of Perception and Research.\" Previously, his award-winning work, Walled Unwalled, recorded the reflection of speech within physical walls, and this new work will explore the passage of speech through time.
Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, said the work would \"require us to think about our place in the world and our relationship with other cultures.\" (Text\/Chandler)