‘Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside’ consists of an audio-visual presentation, merging laptop-generated visuals and live music. It is a playful examination into the theme of the ‘victory sign’ in the Arab world, from the 1980’s to the present. After examining archive material, endless possibilities of animating, overlaying and deconstructing of audio-visual clips are generated into a new moving image, liberated from the ‘flow’ of the media. The outcome is a live audio-visual presentation based on a creation of remixed visuals and audio soundtracks.

Presentation #1 On Sunday 16 December 2012, at 6.30pm At ACT – Théâtre Monnot Ashrafieh, Beirut

Presentation #2 On Thursday 20 December 2012, at 7.30pm Followed by DJ sets from Serge Yared & Ziad Nawfal At Django Pub, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh

An edited version of the animation could be viewed here:

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/65127592″>&quot;of men champagne and victory aside&quot; – edit2</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/mayachami”>maya chami</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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