Mahmoud Safadi
Within Without, 2017

Site-specific video installation
Location: Auberge Wehbé swimming pool 

A body of water is understood as any significant accumulation of water on the earth’s surface. Within Without is a work that plays on the understanding of a “body of water” as a geographical feature, but also asks us to reflect on water as an internal component of the human body. Filmed and exhibited in the oldest swimming pool and hotel in Jezzine, the work explores the relationship between the waterbody as a landmark and tourist attraction, and the residents as the bodies of water that activate the space. In the context of Jezzine, known for its historic springs and waterfalls, the installation reflects on our relationship to nature and water as fundamental components of life.