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ICH BIN FREMD

GAPGAP (Gemeindeamtsstr. 13, 04177 Leipzig, Germany)

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“I am a Foreigner” is a series of paintings and video performances that express my journey from Lebanon to Germany. They depict my feelings between attachment and detachment. It also portrays my disoriented emotions that sway my existence between my homeland and my new life here in Leipzig.

It is tough to “be” in a setting where I am also dissimilar. With every painting or performance, I root myself in this new soil. I want to continue here what I was before.

“I am a Foreigner” is the extensions and the delays; it is the shouts and the whispers. It is what was and what will be. 

I trust my way, step by step. My faith grounds me and my hope lifts me high.

I am walking...