Memories and Mutations 1999
Music: Gérard Hourbette
Digital video installation
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Transparent screen, 2 video projectors, 2 Beta SP Pal VCRs
Reviving the memory of what Beirut was and what remains of it today, the work was installed in an old printing house in Ashrafieh. Visitors could see a huge diagonal screen stretched between the floor and the wall, on which fragments of the past were projected mixed with the current urban landscape. Generated by a cybernetic network, the space of images perceived between reality and simulation became the true metaphor of this city in full mutation.