• Issue
  • Jan 02, 2024

Beirut: Serotonin, Benzine, and a Renegade Body

AHMAD GHOSSEIN, So your heart aches, huh? or The Pit, 2023, single-channel video: 26 min. Courtesy the artist and Marfa’ Projects.

When a wave overwhelms you, you forget your voice and surrender to the void. Tempestuous events have penetrated my being, reaching deep within, hitting that infinitesimal point in a relentlessly throbbing nerve whose beats never cease to haunt me, even when I shut my eyes.