Lawrence Abu Hamdan
The All Hearing

August 4–October 31, 2015

Opening: August 1, 7pm

Laveronica arte contemporanea
via Grimaldi 93,
97015 Modica, Sicily




Laveronica Arte Contemporanea presents The All Hearing, the first solo exhibition in Italy by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, curated by Robert Leckie.

Abu Hamdan explores the politics of listening through sound, video, sculpture, performance and installation. Recent works include a trilogy of audio essays that addresses the role of the voice in law, an installation about emergent technologies of audio-surveillance and a map that illustrates the compound genealogies of Somali accents. Insisting on voices as “questionable objects,” Abu Hamdan’s practice probes the ways in which words and how they are said are subject to scrutiny, bureaucracy and injustice at the hands of the state, unpacking the often muddy relationships amongst listening, politics, borders, human rights, testimony and truth.