Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Lebanon, Beirut
“Randa and Lara create a romantic yet fragmented fresco of images generated from their WhatsApp conversations, charting an honest development of their long distance relationship.“
Randa Mirza (b. 1978, Lebanon) disrupts binaries and archetypes. Normalised discourses are usurped by a refreshing and reflective perspective. Alternatively emphasising and playing down gendered differences, she is able to expertly toy with our preconceptions. Lara Tabet’s(b. 1983, Lebanon) dark, affronting imagery takes a voyeuristic gaze of the human body. The composition and presentation of her probing work reference her background in pathology. She contemplates the relationship between the individual and public/private space in connection to identity, inspecting the legacy of trauma. Tabet and Mirza’s most recent project - End to End Encrypted - is their first shared venture. It charts a long distance, online relationship between two female photographers.