Memories and Mutations

Memories and Mutations 1999

Memories and Mutations 1999

Music: Gérard Hourbette

Digital video installation

Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

Technical element:

Transparent screen, 2 video projectors, 2 Beta SP Pal VCRs

Sizes: 59 x 29 ft

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.