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Event - Port Fiction
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22nd October - 9th December 2023

PORT FICTION is an interdisciplinary artistic research project on the relationship between the port cities of Beirut and Hamburg. On a multimedia website, the works of all different artists are interwoven into a collective overall composition. In the fall of 2023, the project will be presented for the first time in Hamburg. As part of an exhibition at Imagine the City Gästezimmer and a series of events at Kunsthaus Hamburg, the website will be made accessible to the public at both locations.

In August 2020, a massive explosion destroyed the port of Beirut and devastated large parts of the city. Nearly 300 people were killed, almost 300,000 left homeless. After the catastrophe, the Lebanese government blatantly failed to support its people. Instead, living conditions continued to deteriorate due to hyperinflation and the pandemic. To date, nobody has been held responsible for the event. After the explosion, a group of artists from Beirut and Hamburg began to reinvestigate their personal relationship with the port. Based on an understanding that the two cities cannot be compared, they nevertheless asked: How are they linked to each other, where do they touch?

21.10.2023  6 pm Opening at IMAGINE THE CITY
24.11.2023 6 pm Artist Talk with a guest (tba) followed by a concert at 8 pm with Nour Sokhon at Kunsthaus Hamburg
25.11.2023 4 pm Reading-Session with texts from PORT FICTION at IMAGINE THE CITY
9.12.2023 6 pm Filmscreening "EDL" with filmmaker Siska at Kunsthaus Hamburg

︎ Click to visit the website 
︎ Locations: IMAGINE THE CITY, Kunsthaus Hamburg
︎ Format: in person with online interventions  

PORT FICTION is the work of Myriam Boulos, Moritz Frischkorn, Robin Hinsch, Ibrahim Nehme, Siska, Nour Sokhon and Kolja Warnecke. Kaya Behkalam and Katharina Joy Book supported the artistic process from a dramaturgical point of view. The website has been composed by all artists collectively.

The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from NEUSTART KULTUR – the rescue and future-oriented package for the fields in arts and culture, financed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). The exhibition and event series are funded by Susanne und Michael Liebelt Stiftungsfond under the roof of Hamburgische Kulturstiftung e.V.