Heroes of a Transitional Time is a body of work following research on representations of masculinity, heroism, and martyrdom in the context of the Armenian Diaspora community of Lebanon and its secret revolutionary armies during the '80s until their dissolution in the mid '90s. One part of this concerns not just the actual material manifestations of this cultural milieu (i.e. newspaper articles, novels, children’s books, posters, and illustrations) but also the cultural (re)production of such narratives in the public sphere (i.e. shows on pirated radio wavelengths, patriotic songs, and other non-visual components).
Heroes of a Transitional Time will be part of Ashkal Alwan's Open Studios event; follow the link for more