Disenchanting Salmu

For this site-specific installation the artist has appropriated images of clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions produced at the ancient Mesopotamia, today Iraq, Many of them have been stolen from the Museum of Iraq and looted from several archeological sites as consequence of the U.S. invasion. They were taken from the internet and transformed into photo-lithography printed at Wildwood Press, St. Louis, MO.
The sound, in collaboration with Paul Geluso, was designed for four channels and hydrophone inside the water. 
Curator: Ivo Mesquita.

Size: 570in x 570in x 640in high (Octogon size)

Exhibited at Octogon of Pinacoteca do Estado São Paulo, Brazil. 

Photo credit: Guga Melgar