ANTHONY ABOU KHALIFE & JEAN-NOEL AOUN
Anthony Abou Khalife lives and works in Beirut. He received a degree in visual arts from Université Saint Esprit in Kaslik specializing in video art. He currently lives and works in Beirut as a video artist and musician. His video works include 'We Suck Young Blood', 2003; 'Same Room with no Exit or Windows', 2004; '3345 Frames to Nil', 2005; 'The Final Act', 2006; 'Dancing was the only way of Avoiding Deafness', 2006; and is currently working on a short fiction entitled 'That Other City'.
JEAN-NOEL AOUN, Lebanon (1983)
Jean-Noel Aoun lives and works in Paris. He studied graphic design and fine arts in Beirut. He works mostly with photography and video. He is currently undertaking an MA in photography at Université Paris VIII in Paris.
Anthony Abou Khalife & Jean-Noel Aoun
Dancing Was The Only Way To Avoid Deafness, 5.06 min, 2006, video still
Courtesy of the artists
Why is one of the liveliest streets in Beirut deserted on such a beautiful summer night? Because the Israeli invasion of Lebanon just started. It was the 12th of July 2006, the evening this video was made.