Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Live performance as part of the Playtime exhibition

As 'Playtime', the final Cornerhouse exhibition opens, here's a chance to catch a free performance in Cinema 1 by the artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan in what is described as a live audio essay Contra-Diction: Speech Against Itself.

In old Islamic law, Taqiyya is like a strange get out clause which allows a person to deny their faith, or commit otherwise illegal acts, while they are at risk of persecution or in a condition of statelessness. Handy!

Abu Hamdan explores this by looking into aparently enforced enactments of the old law in Syria.


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