Monday, December 19, 2016

The tunnel '75 (Bhamdoun-Dahr el Baydar train) - questioning history

Artowrks by Tarek Chemaly

Based on a documentary shot of a train crossing Bhamdoun-Dahr El Baydar in 1975 which eventually goes into a tunnel, the photo of the tunnel being dug was transformed and plastered on the film stills. Judging by the amount of snow, the film was most likely shot only a few weeks before the outburst of the Lebanese war, which plunged the country into a tunnel. Metaphoric and real.