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 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.