Abandoned Dwellings. Restitution: BF1787, 2019
Black ink on tracing paper, dimensions variable


Habitats abandonnés, Restitutions BF1787, 2019
Encre noire sur papier calque, dimensions variables

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These drawings are of elements found between 2010 and 2012 in the rubble of the house located on property 1787, Minet Hosn, Beirut: poster, 33 rpm gramophone record, stickers, business cards, payslips, books, magazine, wallpaper, painting, photography, cadastral plan, water company receipts and electoral register. Their "identical" reproduction by the tracing technique gives them a hybrid status since the information inherent in their original state and the textures resulting from their degradation belong to the same representation regime.

Ces dessins restituent des éléments trouvés entre 2010 et 2012 dans les décombres de la maison située sur le bien-fonds 1787, Minet Hosn, Beyrouth : affiche, album 33 tours, autocollants, cartes de visite, fiches de paie, livres, magazine, papier peint, peinture, photographie, plan de cadastre, quittances de la compagnie des eaux et registre électoral. Leur reproduction « à l’identique » par la technique du calque leur confère un statut hybride puisque les informations inhérentes à leur état d’origine et les textures issues de leur dégradation relèvent du même régime de représentation.

 


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>> exhibition:

Abandoned Dwellings [vol.2]
Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, 2019.

website

abandoned dwellings works
- Abandoned Dwellings. Facts
- Abandoned Dwellings. Tableaux
- Abandoned Dwellings. Archive
- Abandoned Dwellings. Typologies

- Abandoned Dwellings. Inventory
- Abandoned Dwellings. Inside/Outside
- Abandoned Dwellings. Facts
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related publications
- Abandoned Dwellings. A History of Beirut
- Abandoned Dwellings. Inventory. Typologies. Archive. Appropriations