Edgardo Aragon

Aragon’s audio-visual work focuses on the story of rappers from Tripoli with neither identity papers nor passports due to a fault in the Lebanese system. The work sheds light on the dichotomy between their very present voice and their very non-existent legal situation. The project situated in the Lebanese pavillion takes the form of a walkthrough a capella concert, in which the public can listen to different rappers without seeing them. The conscious choice of not showing the singers brings the public back to the opposition in the performers’ lives.

Date: 2018
Location: Rachid Karame International Fair
Medium: Installation
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Displayed in public
Framework: Cycles of Collapsing Progress
Authorizations: Municipality of Tripoli
Commissioner: Studio Cur/Art