I Invite Waves to Come

Hussein Nassereddine

Nassereddine’s piece, composed of salt bricks, was installed on Jezzine’s main dry riverbed. The work deals with notions that are embedded in the locale’s history and are defined by its day-to-day life: fragility, building on unstable grounds, erosion and destruction. It explores the river as a site of constant flux, highlighted by absence of water and its cycle of elements. It is a reflection on water’s destructive ability to alter material forms.

Date: 2017
Location: Jezzine
Medium: Installation
Material: Salt bricks
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention
Framework: BeMA Residency Jezzine
Authorizations: The Municipality of Jezzine
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative