6 Je suis mort ce jour-là
A red jacket, punctured as if by a bullet, lay beneath the silos, suggesting the victim was inside the grain silo compound at the fateful moment.
42 x 28cm
On black foam
Edition: 1 / 3
A Forensic Photography Installation.
Je suis mort ce jour-là is an installation that enables the preservation of the crime scene, effectively freezing it in time. The forensic photography installation recreates the essence of a specific time and place, invoking a potent sense of curiosity and mystique that compels viewers to plunge into the narrative’s depths. The installation meticulously reconstructs the ambiance of a crime scene beneath the towering southern silos. Featuring 21 meticulously captured color photographs and six textile panels, this installation is not merely an artwork; it is a profound journey into the realm of criminal investigation, shedding light on the intricate web of events surrounding a devastating port explosion.
A versatile artist from Beirut, delves into urban exploration photography, inspired by her city’s history of loss and resilience. Born in 1970, she fuses photojournalism with multimedia artistry, exploring themes of city life, destruction, and memory. Beirut is not just her backdrop; it’s a living entity shaping her identity. Chérine Yazbeck’s art transcends traditional photography, encompassing instal- lations and documentaries, offering immersive experiences challenging perceptions. Her work unveils hidden stories, giving voice to the voiceless, documenting Beirut’s triumphs amid adversity. Amidst a world saturated with images, the artist’s authenticity shines, revealing the city’s resilience through her lens. Her art is a testament to the enduring power of creativity, finding beauty amidst chaos.
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An oversized "ranger" boot, size 47, mysteriously linked to an unidentified worker from the silo dock, launches our investigation.
On black foamEdition: 1 / 3