AboutCollapse is a sound and video installation, which uses, as its starting point, an assemblage of audio and film archive material.
The compiled footage brings together imaginary and actual moments of resistance and loss, and highlights the disruptions that shape shared histories of struggle.
Somewhere between reality and fiction, absence and presence, nostalgia and deja-vu, the installation explores an anxious and obsessive state of being, a fractional condition obscured by repetition, forgetfulness and the subsequent feelings of impotence and frustration.
A fragmented, anachronic and a-temporal dialogue ensues, set to a soundscape sourced from news footage, archive material and field recordings from Palestine.
Basel Abbas (sound and music) and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (film and video) have collaborated on numerous projects, including Ramallah Syndrome (53rd Venice Biennale, with Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal). They are current international artists-in-residence at The Delfina Foundation.