- Artist Kamarstudios
- Title Peace is Not What You Believe
- Date 2012-2013
- Medium Mixed media
- Dimensions Variable
- Credit Co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, Hamza Serafi and Philippe Lauro-Baranès
Urban residents live within ceaseless and ever shifting noise. Just as the city’s streets and structures create fragmented trajectories, so too the urban soundscape breaks up perception and suffocates the senses, separating our bodies from our environment. This profusion of sound deprives us of an intimate experience of the world.
In this installation, visitors are invited on a journey through a soundscape that will affect their senses.
The music in Peace is Not What You Believe is intended to create sensory and spatial effects that, in turn, may lead to the creative resurgence of memory and new imaginings. Composed from the sounds of Marrakech – nearby noises and far-off murmurings, voices of workers in the souks, sacred chants, timeless music and contemporary sounds – Peace is not what you believe explores how we hear and understand the world and attempts to open a new space where we can move freely.