Mario Saba

Mario Saba’s Tourbillon, which was commissioned by the local municipality governing the Mina, remains an iconic artwork in Tripoli. Executed in 2005, the 7-meter tall sculpture is made of computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners, chairs, hard drives, wires, floppy disks, CDs and telephones. This artwork reflects the fact that all electronic technology seems precious and valuable at a certain point and appears as a step towards the future; but, over a short period of time, it becomes outdated trash. A recycled tornado compiling old technologies, Tourbillon exemplifies this reality.

Date: 2005
Location: El Mina, Tripoli
Medium: Sculpture
Material: N/A
Section: Modern
Duration: Permanent
Tags: Public sculpture
Authorizations: Municipality of Tripoli
Commissioner: Municipality of Tripoli