12.06.2005

Walid Raad at The New School

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Date/Time: 06/12/2005 12:00 am


MY NECK IS THINNER THAN A HAIR: A HISTORY OF THE CAR BOMB IN 1975-1991 LEBANESE WARS Tuesday, December 6, 8 pm
The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12 th Street Admission: $10; Also available as a webcast at www.online.newschool.edu
On January 21, 1986, a car bomb exploded in the Furn Ech Chubak district of Beirut, one of hundreds that were to shake Beirut at regular intervals during the 1975-1991 Lebanese civil wars. “My Neck is Thinner Than a Hair” is a 70-minute multimedia performance by artist Walid Raad, a fellow with The New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, about the events, experiences, forms and objects of the Furn Ech Chubak car bomb. The performance is part of an ongoing investigation by The Atlas Group, formed by Raad and artists Tony Chakar and Bilal Khibeiz, into the use of more than 3,600 car bombs in the Lebanese wars, examined in its social, political, economic, military, technological, psychological and epistemic dimensions. Co-produced by the Altas Group Beirut/New York), Ashkal Alwan (Beirut), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Brussels), House of World Cultures (Berlin), and Spectacles Vivants Centre Pompidou (Paris); presented by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased through The New School Box Office, 66 West 12 th Street, main floor, MondayThursday, 1-8 pm, Friday, 1-7 pm, 212-229-5488 or boxoffice@newschool.edu.
GENERAL INFORMATION: For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/publicprograms, or contact 212-2295353 or specialprograms@newschool.edu.

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