Mounira Al Solh "Dinosaurs"

Art in General

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Art in General presents its first international New Commission, a new film installation by Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh.

A series of scenes that seem both familiar yet brand new. A grouping of characters that seem to live in an eternal present conditioned by everlasting chaos and unrest. A set of locations marked by darkness and yet illuminated by the intensity of those that inhabit them. A narrative that instead of answering a specific question, is in itself a search for answers.

Mounira Al Solh’s new film installation, Dinosaurs, takes its inspiration from four different films by John Cassavetes. Culling vignettes from Opening Night, Faces, Husbands, and The Killing of A Chinese Bookie, Al Solh directs her friends to reenact specific scenes wherein the act of drinking reveals moments of intimacy, aggression, and loneliness. Invoking Cassavetes as both a means of study and a lens, Al Solh reflects on the relationship between substance and evaporation, exploring how alcohol can become instrumental in confronting fate. Dinosaurs’ fragmented scenes build a fragile portrait of a place in flux, a loose narrative that continues to unravel and unhinge with each drink. At once claustrophobic, circular and tense, Al Solh’s reinterpretation of Cassavetes creates a space of suspended chaos.



from January 28, 2012 to March 17, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-01-28 from 18:00 to 20:00


Mounira Al Solh

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