- WHAT -
IS A MULTIMEDIA PROJECT SHOWING SYRIAN PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS
BEFORE THEIR WRECKS
GOT THE ATTENTION
OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA
- WHERE -
IS THE UNOFFICIAL WORD IN ARABIC
TO INDICATE DAMASCUS AND SYRIA
TO SEE SHAM IT TAKES A ROTATION OF THE USUAL POINT OF VIEW
AFTER THE FIRST ARAB-MUSLIM CONQUESTS,GEOGRAPHERS
AND CHRONICLERS'MAPS HAD MECCA AT THE CENTRE
AND WERE ORIENTED TOWARDS EAST. CARDINAL DIRECTIONS WERE ROTATED COUNTERCLOCKWISE: THE TERRITORIES TO THE LEFT(SHIMAL/SHAMAL)OF MECCA BECAME BILAD ASH SHAM
THE TERRITORIES TO THE RIGHT (YAMIN) WERE NAMED YEMEN.
- WHY -
THIS IS WHAT YOU PROBABLY KNOW ABOUT SYRIA
IS IT POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF DESTRUCTIONWITHOUT SHOWING IT ?
THIS IS WHAT SHAM SHAM WILL TELL YOU ABOUT SYRIA
- PROJECTS -
E LUOGHI SIRIANI
A visual reconstruction of everyday life in Syria before the anti-government protests
in Spring 2011. Syria is recorded here through personal memories and the enlarged evocation of encountered People, Places and Things.
No space for what is now reduced to wrecks: original photographs and blow-ups will help understand the scope of the ongoing absurd destruction.
10 SYRIAN BLOW-UPS
EXHIBITION @ PIOLA LIBRI, BRUXELLES
A site-specific photographic installation for Piola Libri, Bruxelles.
10 limited-edition photographic blow-ups hang from the bookshop’s ceiling, showing details from former Syrian daily life, to catch and invite readers and visitors’ eyes to observe details of Syrian People, Places and Things.
VIDEO INSTALLATION @ MIDDLEASTNOW!, FLORENCE
SHAMIYAT! People, Things and Places from Syria is designed for the hall of Teatro La Compagnia (Florence) where Middleastnow! Festival is held (April 4-9, 2017). Three videos exhibit Syria in the total absence of violence. People, Things and Places from Syria are captured in their normal and daily beauty, as they were experienceable until a few months before the ongoing destruction begins:
six years ago.