Joan Baz, a Lebanese graphic designer and artist based in Beirut, is presenting a video installation investigating the geographies of the Dabkeh folk dance, a shared Levantine cultural heritage. Joan’s work explores oral history, social practices, transmission, and memory.
“To Practice a Place“ is a video installation visually investigating the Levantine Dabkeh folk dance. Dabkeh gestures and body movements are anchored in land and geography and are derived from rhythms of the different landscapes of the Levant. This work devises performative mapping tools to create a comparative study on the variations of Dabkeh through geopolitical and transnational landscapes.
To Practice a Place by Joan Baz