Metal, papier mache, car paint, wooden box
In this collection, the literal dualism between the so called ‘still’ and ‘life’ is reinterpreted in order to raise questions. When does a life stop being still and becomes ‘morte’ dead? Where is the thin red line between the two?
The still life becomes a vehicle for explorations in order to reveal both the physical structure and the emotional subtext of our contemporary society.
The sitting sculptures are rendered as stagnating life forms containing a social allegorical symbolism relating to an actual Lebanese situation in the middle of an Arabic uprising. When the society is resigned to sit and wait, when they let go of their freedom of choice and their will to act, don’t they take the highest form of life and relegate it to the very lowest order of life form? A lifeless life form?
Year 2011 - 2012