Half Blue

Half Blue is part of the Joe Namy’s long-term poetic exploration on the colors, tones, and language that have emerged around the increasing militarization of police and the greater impact of this aggression, specifically on the artist’s family, friends, and community. The sound piece addresses the many forms of injustice that are symptomatic of aggressive policing, from direct physical violence on communities held suspect, or as systematic violence from a justice system that values certain lives, skin tones, and cultural groups over others.
In Half Blue, Namy offers a space for contemplation, a space to honor those who have fallen victim to this type of injustice, and a space to celebrate strategies for coping and resilience.
by Joe Namy USA / Lebanon English 10’ Colour, Mixed-Media-Installation

Crew

DirectorJoe Namy
ProducersJoe Namy, Amal Khalaf

Produced by

Joe Namy

London, United Kingdom

+44 7378346832

Amal Khalaf

London, United Kingdom

+44 796424932

Joe Namy

Joe Namy, born in 1978 in Lansing, USA, is an artist, composer, and educator based between London and Beirut. His work often addresses identity, memory, and power structures embedded in sound/music; and has shown internationally in galleries, museums, film festivals, and public performances. Half Blue marks his forth appearance in Forum Expanded.

Filmography

2008 Locusts; 10 min. · Locusts; 10 min. 2009 People Not Places; 12 min. · People Not Places; 12 min. · Jnoub (South Lebanon); 12 min. · Jnoub (South Lebanon); 12 min. 2010 Detroit Summer; 4 min. · Detroit Summer; 4 min. · Foreclosure Reversal; 4 min. · Foreclosure Reversal; 4 min. · Under the Shade of Apprehension; 7 min. · Under the Shade of Apprehension; 7 min. 2014 Testify; 6 min. · Testify; 6 min. · Half Step; 1 min., Forum Expanded 2014 · Half Step; 1 min., Forum Expanded 2014 2015 Dive; 5 min. · Dive; 5 min. · Stones Gods People; 5 min., Forum Expanded 2016 · Stones Gods People; 5 min., Forum Expanded 2016 2017 Purple, Bodies in Translation – Part II of A Yellow Memory from the Yellow Age; 15 min., Forum Expanded 2017 · Purple, Bodies in Translation – Part II of A Yellow Memory from the Yellow Age 2019 Half Blue; 10 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020