A frustrating “dread” in photographing the unfamiliar outside the city of Beirut fades out into the National Archaeological Museum.
Here the vast halls let the space new breath. The absence of any physical barrier around the witnesses of the past allows a close approach and invites to explore their organic surfaces, slowly revealing new topographies.
At the same time, the muffled noise of traffic from outside suggests the surreal co-presence of two cities, belonging to ages distant one from another.
This video (4’30’’) was presented at Interim collective exhibition curatetd by Nora Lukacs, Rachel Dedman, Aischa Berg, Zico House, Beirut, Lebanon, 2013.