Murmures

July 2006

"During Israel's assault on Lebanon we were bombarded with images of dead children between the rubble.

Haunted by the violence of those images I needed to make different pictures. I was asking myself what means do I have to still speak of an atrocity.

What I read in the eyes of the infants was of such intensity that I decided to turn them away from spectators and made them facing blocking structures.

I was interested in children bodies in relationship with walls therefore of creating different sort of emotional states that could awaken the spectator’s gaze.

The link that I tried to establish between the images and the rhythm emanating from their overall combination introduces us to a different language, a language that would speak of what these children are not showing us.

Rima MAROUN

Work > Murmures… 2007. 90 cm x 60 cm. Traditional photo paper. Edition of 5