The Absent Present
Minus 1, Beirut , Lebanon 2016
‘The Absent Present’ a self curated exhibition which opened on May the 23rd 2016 as part of Beirut Design Week 2016.
Public spaces in have become estranged places, uncommon arenas where social behaviour is awkward and communal respect is deteriorating in Beirut.
I am exploring how the ‘woman’ in particular (the mother, lover and voter) behaves and is treated.
On the battle ground of Ramlet el Bayda, a symptom of gender turbulence mixed with curiosity, religious and traditional influences manifests itself between the grains of sand. The weapon is a smart phone camera. We found ourselves surrounded by an army of 50 men!
In this interactive video installation the viewer is both the receptor and the aggressor.