Title: We can make rain but no one came to ask
Attributed date: 2004
Attributed to: The Atlas Group
This videotape imagines a collaboration between Yussef Bitar, the Lebanese state’s chief investigator of all car bombs detonations, and Georges Semerdjian, a respected and fearless photojournalist and videographer who, until his violent death in 1990, tirelessly chronicled the Lebanese wars of the past three decades. The videotape focuses on diagrams, notes, videotapes and photographs produced by Bitar and Semerdjian about a detonation in the Furn Ech Chubak neighborhood of Beirut on 21 January 1986.
We Can Make Rain But No One Came to Ask, 2006, Video, colour, sound, 17min 45s, image 4:8, Video installation, Ed. 9 + 1 AP, Excerpt