Spleen // Georges Salameh
Georges Salameh is a Greek-Lebanese visual artisan.
Born in Beirut, 1973. Studied film in Paris. Currently living in Athens.
“My work is an idiosyncratic exploration on the notion of sedimentation, both in the physical and metaphysical sense. Documents, reconstructions, gestures, wanderings & a sense of listening, take the viewer on a poetic meander through a creative comparison of reality, of languages and narrations.”
“Spleen is based on the notion of sedimentation.
It’s also an attempt to document Athens’ depression era.
I narrate the city through the eyes of an urban geologist.
I have been wandering its streets as a self-exile.
I re-examine different parts of today’s Athens, directly accessible to observation, looking for hints of simple human gestures.
In both the shooting and the editing phase, I treat these images/scenes with alienation and humor; I re-consider them for new narrative elements, through the latest social and political changes, the successive layers of history, and the poetics of realism and light.
The evolution of Athens is projected from these new “geological formations” through research expanding in time, but also as intuitions or symptoms into radical changes to come.”
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