The Third Half (2008–ongoing) is the art process and discourse through which I produce my work to deconstruct war. It is rooted in my experiences of growing up in Beirut during ongoing conflict. Living there was characterized by political instability and regularly changing alliances that often culminated in armed clashes.
The Third Half consists of a constellation of artistic explorations that tackle complexly connected aspect of conflict and polarization. It focuses on the space of encounter between antagonistic forces, and acts as a disrupting mechanism to reconfigure the present and subvert a colonial hegemonic order. Its goal is to generate reparative narratives.
My Third Half projects are open-ended, serialized, and currently grouped as follows:
•Media Mobilization: a series of technology and time-based work (such as serialized animations) in which options and potential narratives emerge to examine history and provide restorative outcomes.
•Archival Documents and Artifacts: including print-based projects centered around policy documents, historical archives, and law manuals through which the colonizing power imposes and applies its doctrines. These archival sources are altered to counteract dominant narratives.
•Collaborations: in which processes of collaboration function as spaces of negotiation between individuals of conflicting histories and experiences, and for building commonalities.