“ THE DAY BEFORE… “ Video installation in public spaces,Damascus, Syria, 2010
If the title refers to the concept of time, this video itself bringing the viewer into an urban journey of what is the "where" means when people dwell together peacefully in such place like Damascus.
This pure genuine moments of the life in the old town in Damascus was videotaped few months before the war.

This video is showing the intimacy of people's movement , the narrow spaces which are accumulating the colorful urban soul of Damascus through time, with all of its symbols and hidden secrets. Each space is made to be like a heart full of stuff, where you barely can imagine the depth of it, due to the multiplicities of layers to make its shape.

I was Videotaping in the old city of Damascus, even without asking the owners of the shops if I can do this, a spontaneous act in a very peaceful city and good hearted people; where many of them were commenting happily that they are becoming part of this video, without even knowing what this video is about, or what might become in a gloomy future all of us we were not expecting it.

When the war broke out and we were witnessing destruction in all means, and when I left the country to another place; I wanted to keep this memory alive as the last mapping of the life -as I knew it- in my city.

Is anyone could imagine that there is an ongoing war there !?
28 minutes of visual meditation of poetic cartography of Damascus as I want to remember it.

Excerpt https://vimeo.com/56769456