Snippets: Maha Yammine, Wall 2015 (Game Of Goose, City SALTS)

Back to the vocabulary of childhood and playfulness, Lebanese artist Maha Yammine achieves the prowess of making a wall stand on marbles (Wall, 2015). The imposing white architectural element gains a surprising and uncanny lightness by its elevation of a…

Snippets: Maha Yammine, Wall 2015 (Game Of Goose, City SALTS)

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Back to the vocabulary of childhood and playfulness, Lebanese artist Maha Yammine
achieves the prowess of making a wall stand on marbles (Wall, 2015). The imposing white
architectural element gains a surprising and uncanny lightness by its elevation of a few centimetres and its interaction with the ludic colourful glass spheres which carry its weight, as if
by magic. Spreading underneath it into a puddle, they constitute a small defensive territory,
a classic but efficient trap as the one who ventures too close trips and falls. Still, the impressive wall (itself an obstacle) rests on uncertain grounds and could call to mind the period of
the Lebanese war gone through by the artist during her childhood, where leaving or moving
houses was common, as well as forced departure to other countries, as is the case again
with the chaotic current situation in Lebanon.

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