How to see the pillars as palm trees – footnotes 7 and 8
Hussein Nassereddine lives and works in Beirut. His work in installation, writing, video and performance originates from a practice around language that builds fragile monuments — some verbal, some sonic, some tactile — rooted in collective histories and resources of poetry, ruins, construction and image-making. Nassereddine participated in Ashkal Alwan’ HomeWorkspace program in 2018, and in 2020, he published How to see the columns as palm trees, the seventh book in the “Kayfa ta” series.
Kayfa ta is a publishing initiative that uses the popular form of how-to manuals (how=kayfa, to=ta) to respond to some of today’s perceived needs. Kayfa ta was founded in 2012 by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis.