Arabic-Speaking Objects is a storytelling installation that unites oral narratives and artifact to explore Arabic-speaking immigrants’ experiences of displacement and belonging as told through their personal belongings. A coffeepot, a religious icon, a comic book, an embroidered school bag, family photographs, soap bars, travel souvenirs, etc. blend with the imaginary dimensions of memory and become the pins on which recent immigrants share their stories.
With Wissam Assouad, Dunya Bilal, Béatrice Moukhaiber and Farah Mustafa.
© Dunya Hilal