The Tipping Point

Christine Kettaneh

The word Jezzine originally meant ‘store’ or ‘depot’ in Aramaic. Famous for its water and waterfalls, Kettaneh reflects in this work on Jezzine as both a human and water bearer. During her stay in Jezzine, she collected vocalizations of water and asked locals to imitate the sound of a water source for her. She collected the voice of a baker, a cutlery maker, a shop owner, an aspiring 6 year-old performer, a Dota player and many others. With these drops of voices, she hopes to create a human channel streaming through the village leading finally towards a temporary storage space.

Date: 2017
Location: Jezzine
Medium: Installation
Material: Sound
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention
Framework: BeMA Residency Jezzine
Authorizations: The Municipality of Jezzine
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative