Of What Remains
Of What Remains is a Beirut based interdisciplinary project, which presents a war-torn city through photography, filming and writing. It seeks to bring forward the subjectivity that ruins can hold through memories.
With putting imaginary - or supposed - memories into poems, like fragments, this project emphasizes on the ethereal aspect of memories. The relationship between space, memory and architecture is questioned on the individual level as to attempt a collective construction of memories.
The first part of the project started in 2016 with documenting the remainings of the Lebanese civil war frontline that used to divide Beirut in two parts. It lead to the edition of a self-published book gathering writings as well as the photographs around those ruins. This visual journey through past led the artist to start a field research by collecting memories of people who both have and haven't lived the war themselves. Attempting to do an archeology of the individual memories as to find a new way of talking about war.
Of What Remains, publication, edition of 100 copies, Motto Books, 2016
Of What Remains (series), black and white photography, 2017