Rubber Coated Steel

May 2014: two unarmed Palestinian teens are killed by Israeli soldiers on the West Bank. Abu Hamdan made an audio analysis to ascertain whether rubber or live bullets were used. The film centres on the gunfire, yet no shots are heard. Rubber Coated Steel does not preside over the voices of the victims but seeks to amplify their silence, questioning the ways in which rights are being heard today.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Libanon/Deutschland 2017, 22’, Dokumentarfilm, Englisch mit englischen UT


Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an artist, ‘private ear’ and fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York. His projects have taken the form of audiovisual installations, performances, graphic works, photography, Islamic sermons, cassette tape compositions, potato chip packets, essays and lectures. The artist’s forensic audio investigations were conducted as part of his PhD research in forensic architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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