2012-14, ongoing series

Carrara Marble, 1cm3 of  night, Naas Forest, Mount Lebanon, 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...

Views from Forgotten Lands, Solo exhibition of Charbel-joseph H. Boutros at the Palais de Tokyo, Photo Aurelien Mole.