Partially Occupy Darkness
Artist: Ghassan Maasri
Type: Conceptual, Interactive, Site-specific
Medium: Installation, Sculpture,
“Today, as soon as it gets dark, Dalieh feels unsafe as virgin nature should be: pitch dark at night, dead quiet and far from any urbanization. Why did the lights go off? Why is no one living down there anymore?” During four days, different areas of Dalieh were activated at night with a mobile and independent light box. People were invited to take part in activities like fishing, staring at the stars or claiming that “the revolution is won”, thus creating new memories based on the site’s potentials and narratives.
Biography: Ghassan Massri (Lebanon) has been involved in art installations which mostly took place in public and non-institutional private spaces since 1999.