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Laurence Yared : « Alea Jacta Es »
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The Villa Al Qamar will host the initial recipients’ residencies starting in April 2021

Multidisciplinary
Updated on 08/04/2021

The Villa Al Qamar is a multidisciplinary artistic residency programme run by the Institut français in Lebanon and supported by the Institut français’ "La Fabrique des résidences" programme. It aims to strengthen cultural exchanges between France and Lebanon.

The Villa is located within the branch of the Institut français in Lebanon which is overseeing the project in Deir El Qamar, within the walls of an old caravanserai and the adjoining old synagogue, in the historic village of Deir El Qamar and the mountainous Chouf region.

In 2021, starting in April, the Villa welcomes the three winning projects which will be invited to develop their creative work in relation to the Lebanese territory of the Chouf and engaging with the current social and political issues.

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Laurence Yared : « Résurgences »

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« A rebrousse-poil » © Laurence Yared
« A rebrousse-poil » © Laurence Yared
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Designer, visual artist and scenographer, Laurence Yared is a graduate of the École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré. In 2010, with Nathalie La Hargue, she founded the "Après vous" duo, whose participative installations form a platform for artistic dialogue with the public. This has enabled her to work with the Centre Pompidou, the Biennale de Design de St-Etienne and the Domaine de Chamarande, among others. In 2016 Laurence Yared created her own wallpaper company, to domesticate "the wrong way".

For the "Résurgences" project Laurence Yared invites us to reflect on architectural remains and ornaments that have disappeared, been reduced to dust or debris as the result of tragic events throughout history, as is the case in Deir El Qamar and in the Chouf.
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Fabrice Henry : « Liban 202X »

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Fabrice Henry - De nos frères blessés  © OFDGA
Fabrice Henry - De nos frères blessés © OFDGA
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Fabrice Henry is an actor and director. In 2018 he produced De nos frères blessés, based on the novel by Joseph Andras, which was performed over 40 times in France and Algeria, and which won the public’s choice award at the 2020 Prix Celest’1. Since 2019, with three other artists, he has been co-artistic director of the Luzège festival in Corrèze. In 2021 and 2022 he will be working on two productions: Foi Amour Esperance and Les fils conducteurs.

His "Liban 202X" project is a documentary production told by Lebanese people from all walks of life: the chroniclers. They will give a day by day account of their Lebanon. “Liban 202X" is a diary of anticipation, a travel log where all the participants are invited to collectively imagine the Lebanon of the future
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Simon Thierrée and Maria Harfouche : « Tempo fragile »

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Vue embrumée sur les hauteurs du Chouf © Maria Harfouche
Vue embrumée sur les hauteurs du Chouf © Maria Harfouche
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Simon Thierrée is a composer, violinist, pianist and conductor. Maria Harfouche works in the field of theatre and video.

Together they present "Tempo fragile", an investigation into the forces of resistance and resilience that emerge to counter collapse. Drawing on the stories, images, songs and traditions of the Lebanese Chouf, "Tempo fragile" aims to tell a factual story about the lives of people in these uncertain times, a breath of resistance. Their project will culminate in a film-concert, an imagery journey in music.