Part 2: The President’s Album

  • About
    The Lebanese Rocket Society
    Elements for a monument. PART II :
    The President’s album
    32 Digital prints 800 x120 cm each, fold in 32 parts.
    Co-produced by Sharjah Biennale 10, 2011

    The President’s Album is a photographic installation consisting of 32 identical 8-meter long photographs, folded into 32 parts. Each photograph presents a different fold to the viewer, so that the installation displays the entirety of the image. Each is a composition of two images. The first is taken from the 32-page Lebanese Rocket Society photo album that documented the Cedar IV Rocket’s launch, offered to the then President of Lebanon, Fouad Chehab. The second is part of an image of the Cedar IV Rocket reproduction installed at Haigazian University, but painted in its original Lebanese flag colors.

    The President’s Album posits the image, its fragmentation, reconstitution and recognition, as a tool for understanding this history. In each part lies the reminder that while the visible fold represents only a fragment of the rocket, the whole image, and its forgotten history, is potentially there, hidden.
    Other Installations for The Lebanese Rocket Society:
    Part 1: A reconstitution
    Part 3: Golden Record
    Part 4: Restaged
    Part 5: A carpet
    Part 6: Dust In The Wind
  • Exhibitions
    « Plot for a Biennial, 10th Edition of the Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE, 2011
    « A terrible Beauty is born », 11em Biennale de Lyon, La sucrière, Lyon France
    « How soon is now : a tribute to dreamers », Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon
    « Lebanese Rocket Society: Part III, IV, V& VI ». Gallery In Situ fabienne leclerc, Paris, France
    « Lebanese Rocket Society: Part II, III, IV & V ». CRG Gallery, New York, USA

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