Another place: Beirut

Doha Hassan

Victoria Lupton

Another Place is an audiowalk created by Doha Hassan and Victoria Lupton, mapping ideas of exile and belonging in the city. Another Place takes listeners on a walking tour of a city, armed only with an audio recording and a map. At once a deeply personal account of the writer Doha Hassan’s migratory journey, and a disembodied experience of storytelling in the voice of a stranger, the piece reflects on alienation in the city, in both form and content. The listener bears testimony to accounts of being pushed from country to country, of encounters with Syrian prison guards and German immigration officers. Meanwhile, sounds captured on the streets of Beirut, Damascus, Berlin and London ebb and flow in a complex binaural sound composition by sound artist Tim Bamber. Listeners walking around their own city may feel lost in a sudden sense of chaos, may feel as if they were in their own city but also in another place.

Date: 2017
Location: Beirut
Medium: Sound, Walk
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Ephemeral
Tags: Participatory art Social practice
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative