Lawrence Abu Hamdan

  • What are the political implication of our sounds and voices? How is it heard and used for or against us? These are questions posed by Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b. 1985, Amman, Jordan) an artist and “private ear” currently based in Berlin. His work deals with the politics of listening through audiovisual installations, performances, graphic works, photography, Islamic sermons, cassette tape compositions, essays, and lectures. The artist’s research is also used in legal and human rights contexts. The artist’s forensic audio investigations Freedom of speech itself (2012) have been submitted as evidence in the UK immigration and asylum tribunal and most recently his research leading to Rubber Coated Steel (2016), which was part of the campaign for Defense for Children International.

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What are the political implication of our sounds and voices? How is it heard and used for or against us? These are questions posed by Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b. 1985, Amman, Jordan) an artist and “private ear” currently based in Berlin. His work deals with the politics of listening through audiovisual installations, performances, graphic works, photography, Islamic sermons, cassette tape compositions, essays, and lectures. The artist’s research is also used in legal and human rights contexts. The artist’s forensic audio investigations Freedom of speech itself (2012) have been submitted as evidence in the UK immigration and asylum tribunal and most recently his research leading to Rubber Coated Steel (2016), which was part of the campaign for Defense for Children International.