- About Faces
Digital prints, photographic and drawing works
43 prints (50 cm x 35cm approx)
Co produced by Sharjah Biennial SB9
In Lebanon, we live surrounded by dead people looking at us. Since the beginning of the civil wars, posters have covered the walls of the city. They are images of men, who died tragically, while fighting or on mission or murdered political figures. In Lebanon, we call them “martyrs”.
For years, we have been photographing the posters of martyrs belonging to different parties, religions, or creeds, in various regions of the country, from South to North. But we only select posters greatly deteriorated by time. The features of those represented have been progressively erased by time and wear.
We photographed those images at various stages of their progressive disappearance. Then, with the help of a graphic designer and various drawers, we attempted to recover certain features, to accentuate others, to bring back the image, a trace, matter, a lasting image. But can the image come back?