using documentary, music videos, sound, and drawings, joe namy explores aspects of identity, memory, power, and currents. his thoughts often focus on the space between detroit and beirut, the space between two technics turntables, the space between ziad rahbani and max roach cassettes sitting next to each other in a dual tape deck boombox.
he received his b.f.a. from the university of michigan, his m.f.a. from new york university, and learned to play the derbekah from his mother.