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: 18 x 9 m (59 x 29 ft)

Reviving the memory of what Beirut once was and the remains of its past glory, Memories & Mutations was exhibited in Achrafieh in a former print works. The installation mixed footage of Beirut's historic monuments with views of the contemporary city which were projected onto a huge screen hung diagonally from floor to ceiling. The matrix of virtual and CGI images was a metaphor for Beirut's rapidly changing urban landscape.