‘Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Lebanon’s Deuxième Bureau (Intelligence Division) code- named local, regional, and international political and military leaders in the language of local flowers and trees.’
‘In 1975, at the beginning of the wars, most public monuments in Beirut were hastily dissembled an stored in unmarked crates. The crates were dispersed to various secure storage sites. Thirty years later, the crates were gathered and opened in the hope of re-assembling the monuments.
However, the lack of a breakdown and re-assembly protocol resulted in the odd composition of new public works, two of which are on display here.’
‘In 1984, as a budding photographer, I was thrilled to be hired by a cousin active in the local militia, to photograph various storefronts. It was my first ‘professional’ jog. I proceeded to make pictures not unlike thos of Eugène Atget and Walker Evans, my favorite photographer at the time.
Years later, I found out that the stores’owners had refused to pay the ‘security fees’ imposed on them by my cousin’s militia, leading to the owners being beaten or exiled, and their businesses confiscated.’
And so on. Hereby some images where similar disruptive texts could be read.
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