Maeve Brennan: The Drift at the Whitworth

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Image: Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017)

Maeve Brennan: The Drift at The Whitworth, Manchester 30 September 2017 — 4 February 2018 Entrance is free

In The Drift, London and Beirut-based artist Maeve Brennan traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film moves between three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley; a young mechanic from Britel, a village known for trading automobile parts; and an archaeological conservator working at the American University of Beirut.

Combining documentary footage, gathered through fieldwork, with staged scenes, the work depicts layered histories and communities. The Drift follows Brennan’s encounters with the gatekeeper as he recounts his life’s work restoring and guarding the temple ruins, while the mechanic crosses the Beqaa landscape, searching scrap yards for used automobile parts to transform his BMW car. Inside his workshop, the conservator slowly pieces together fragments of clay artefacts.

Maeve Brennan: The Drift at The Whitworth, Manchester 30 September 2017 — 4 February 2018 Entrance is free

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