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Hanging On

Beirut Lebanon

2011

As a commemoration of the of the 50th anniversary for Phoenicia Hotel, we concocted a cartographical installation inspired by Beirut’s pre-war glory days. The map of Lebanon is hung as a punching bag, raw and vulnerable and evokes a sentimental attachment to Lebanon’s enduring cultural icons.
The piece turns a critical eye towards our collective selective memories and our nostalgic yearning for the good old times, while always expressing optimistic aspirations for the future.
The map of Lebanon is hung as a punching bag, raw and vulnerable.