Film Interview

Mazen Kerbaj

The Musical

This short movie follows an imaginary day in the life of experimental musician Mazen Kerbaj. In more than 15 apparitions, Kerbaj delves in activities as varied as sleeping, talking, praying, playing, or fighting, sometimes alone and sometimes with himself. The result is an accurate yet amusing self-portrait, exploring both the unique music practice of the artist and his humoristic approach to megalomania.

The short trailer and the film about the making of the commission will be available here as part of the Counterflows Archive, as will his interview with himself and other various content from the project.

Content Warning: This film contains some adult content

Mazen Kerbaj - The Musical
Mazen Kerbaj’s fabulous commission “Mazen Kerbaj – The Musical” will now be available upon request by contacting

The Making of Mazen Kerbaj – The Musical

The Making of Mazen Kerbaj – The Musical

Mazen Kerbaj by Mazen Kerbaj

A video interview with Mazen Kerbaj, by Mazen Kerbaj. In keeping with Mazen’s approach to his whole commission for Couterflows At Home, ‘Mazen Kerbaj – The Musical’, Mazen has produced a novel and creative interpretation of the idea of an interview. Is this megalomania or genius? Only Mazen himself can answer.


Commission Credits

cinematography & editing
Karam Ghoussein
assistant cinematography & editing
Evan Kerbage
Racha Gharbieh
Raed Yassin
Monira el Quadiri
Antoine Kerbage
Laure Ghorayeb
Hatem Imam
Michel Waisvisz

Commission supported by:

Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon/Berlin)

Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese comics author, visual artist, and musician born in Beirut in 1975. He also works on selective illustration and design projects and has taught at the American University of Beirut. Read more