Hicham Awad is a second-year graduate student in Film and Visual Studies. He explores audiovisual configurations of space and movement produced by photographic and post-photographic technologies of capture and simulation. He is invested in drawing out intersections between improvisational/experimental music and expanded/experimental cinema. Areas of focus include philosophical conceptions of space, film sound, electronic music and noise, computer-generated imagery, architecture, and aerial cinematography.
Hisham completed an MA in Aural and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2011, and a BA in Audiovisual Directing from ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) in 2009.
He has served as Contributing Editor of Portal 9: Stories and Critical Writing about the City. His writing has been published in ArteEast Quarterly and 98editions, and his talks and presentations include "Physical Memories" at The Status of Sound: Writing Histories of Sonic Art conference (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), "The Liquid and the Arid" (Barber Shop project space, Lisbon), and "V as in Vertigo: On Disorientation in Cinema", with Basia Lewandowska Cummings, in the framework of The Dream Machine 2, at the Beirut Art Center.