180 Seconds of Lasting Images

  • About
    4500 Lambda Photo print on wood with velcro strip,
    408 x 265 cm, 2006

    180 seconds of Lasting Images is a work derived from the previous video installation : Lasting Images.

    We printed all the images of the super 8 film. Each photogram is treated as a separate entity, cut out and placed on a spiral forming a mosaic of 4500 vignettes. Each photogram, reduced to a size of 4 x 6 cm, to obtain good photo quality, is stuck on a Velcro strip, and seems to quiver.

    At first sight, the work appears to be a white abstract painting (2.68 x 4.08 meters in size) with some purple hues. The picture develops and reveals itself all at once in a temporality different from that of the film, allowing each viewer to grasp the images at his own rhythm. Through the whiteness, the opalescence, of the film a lasting image surges up again, an image is still there, as if it could not be completely shaded out, present yet ghostly. The reel’s phantom forms are reanimated permanently, affirming their refusal to disappear.

    Other installations for Lasting Images
    Lasting Images
  • Exhibition
    • How soon is now : A tribute to dreamers, Solo exhibition at Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon, 2012
    • Untitled 12th Istanbul International Biennale, Turkey 2011
    • Seeing is belleving, KW institute, Berlin, Allemagne 2011
    • Image in the Aftermath, Beirut Art Center, Beirut Lebanon
    • JH/KJ Dubai Art Fair, Gallery In Situ Fabienne Leclerc & Galley CRG, 2011
    • We could be heroes just for one day, Solo exhibition at Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France 2010
    • Je suis là même si tu ne me vois pas, I am here even if you don’t see me, Solo exhibition at Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2009
    • Circle of Confusion, Solo exhibition at CRG Gallery, New York, USA 2008
    • Ah les belles images, Gallery In Situ Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, France 2007
    • Ah les belles images, La Tolerie, Clermont Ferrand, France 2007

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