Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Bouée" a new series by Tarek Chemaly

Apprends a nager (detail)
Gaby Lteil (detail)
Kitsch ekhtak (detail)
The above are a details from bigger works from a series called "bouée" by yours truly. Originally done in 2006, these works dipped in summer and childhood (false) nostalgia seek to revisit specific incidents, including one where I almost drowned in the pool of Rabieh Marine, hence the name “bouée” or floater (which actually slided away from me before I could jump into it and therefore the drowning case). By reconstructing a past which never was, we influence the present narrative and future expectations as well with our “floaters” keeping us on the surface of a still water that runs deep.

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