In this new exhibition, Emmanuelle Michaux continues her work on the preservation of anonymous film and photographic recollections. This time, however, it is so as to paint the portrait of a man of some renown, who lost those recollections due to the war.
Hani Abbas, a Syrian artist and caricaturist, had to flee abruptly with his wife and son, leaving behind all of his photographs, in the belief that he would return to his native country. But he never did, and today, beneath the rubble of Damascus, lies a part of his memory.
The exhibition is spread across two floors and functions as a sensory experience.
With two installations and one video – It was my dream, Vacances champêtres – the exhibition is conceived of as a tour, the features of which involve the visitor in an emotional understanding of exile.