These short videos continue my process of unpacking, responding to and imagining my everyday. My masked self, often placed in a domestic setting, becomes a mechanism for me to attempt to make sense of myself and the world around me. In my work I remix my relationship to place, being a mother, an artist, my cultural makeup and the tensions I experience in the spaces in-between. Visually, I stage myself in my ‘home’ and mostly reference the textile traditions of historical Greater Syria and 19th Century Western European costumes. The sounds I used in my videos are drawn from the people and places I am connected to in Lebanon and in Australia.
Eddie Abd lives on Darug and Gundungurra Country. She is the recipient of the 2021 Blake Emerging Artist Award and has exhibited at Firstdraft, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Peacock Gallery. She is an arts worker with a background in broadcast journalism. Eddie studied painting at the National Institute of Fine Arts (Lebanon) and has completed a Bachelor of Digital Media (UNSW).
Brett, Yayoi and I
Seated Woman #1
Seated Woman #2
A Hazelbrook Woman Dressed in Her Finery (with the help of the British Museum) # 1.5
Scaramouche # 1
Scaramouche (1952 film) starring Stewart Granger, childhood crush coloniser. Screened on Tele Liban (national Lebanese T.V. station ) repeatedly.
Scaramouche # 2
Scaramouche lives on in Wattle Grove. Same way this vitrine, glass cabinet has lived on.