Ali Cherri

  • Ali Cherri

  • Ali Cherri

    Water Blues, 2018

    Thursday 17th October - 8pm

    Ali Cherri was born in 1976 in Beyrouth (Lebanon), where he lives and works. Through a journey into different stories about swamps and drowning, but also resurrection, Water Blues plunges us into terrifying “dirty waters”.
    “Mud fascinates both as material and metaphor. Rare are the spaces that better convey the periphery of human existence than swamps in which mud features. Not entirely soil nor entirely water, muddy swamps have long been considered fearful places, at once enigmatic and eerie, causing death and disease. The imaginary of mud represents this in-between state, an element not only favourable for natural resources, but also for the imagination and – since Genesis – for creation. In Sudan, these muddy sites are also literally geopolitical swamps, in which economic forces have converged to create a disaster that has inundated whole villages, sweeping away their history in the process.” Ali Cherri

    In collaboration with Imane Farès, Paris
    In coproduction with the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens
    Photo: Marc Domage

    Palais de la découverte, avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris

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