2014, Sun, Mar 23

Aural Contract: The Voice before the Law

Presentation by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London) presents his research into voice profiles and his sound installation.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a London-based artist and researcher on the Forensic Architecture project. His solo exhibitions include “The Freedom Of Speech Itself” (2012) at The Showroom, London, “The Whole Truth” (2012) at Casco, Utrecht, and most recently “Tape Echo” (2013) at Beirut in Cairo. His works have been included in exhibitions at Tate Modern, M HKA Antwerp, and Lisa Cooley, New York. Additionally, Abu Hamdan’s ongoing project “Aural Contract” has recently been presented at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013), the Taipei Biennial (2012), and as part of his residency at Iaspis, Stockholm (2013). Abu Hamdan is one of the four artists comprising the group Model Court, whose first major solo presentation was “Resolution 978HD” at Gasworks, London (2013). He has written for various publications such as Cabinet magazine, Ibraaz, and Manual for Treason (for the 10th Sharjah Biennial). Abu Hamdan is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures and PhD candidate in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London.