NIGHT ENCLOSED IN MARBLE


2012-14, ongoing series

Carrara Marble, 1cm3 of  night (Lebanon, Kadisha Valley, in the 1st box / Naas Forest, Mount Lebanon in 2nd box-artist’s native village- / and Forest of Fontainbleau, Paris in the third one), Metallic hinges, 23x23x9 cm (each box)


the marble block opens like a book. In each of its interior massive part, 0.5 cm3 of void was carved, when closed it contains 1 cm3 of void at its center of gravity. the block has been transported by the artist, on a night without a moon, inside a forest, close to the artist’s native village. The white marble block was opened, night infiltrated inside, then closed, enclosing 1cm3 of this specific night. A collection of Nights Enclosed In Marble is being made by the artist, each box contains, a specific night from a certain geography...