If It Were Not For Their Presence, We Would Have Thought the War Never Happened
In Beirut, a city stuck in a vicious cycle of destruction and reconstruction, and struggling to bury its murky past, people who disappeared during the Lebanese Civil War resurface to assert their enduring presence, unearthed by a drifter who discovers their traces and bothers to scratch beyond the surface of what has come to represent the new ideals of the reconstructed city.
Clean up the living room we've got visitors coming over
Category: Visual Arts
This project is a distinct treatment of stories about people missing since the Lebanese Civil War. Its singularity lies in the fact that it is not a documentary that is advocating a certain cause or policy, nor is it a personal testimony. Rather, it uses a visual narrative that weaves together various aspects drawn from the artist’s thirty year of experience in researching, recording and watching the evolution of this circumstance of war.