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:
Salmu, Incantations, Disenchanting Salmu
The sound, in collaboration with
Paul Geluso, was designed for four channels and hydrophone inside the water.
Size: 570in x 570in x 640in high
Curator: Ivo Mesquita.
Exhibited at Octogon of Pinacoteca do Estado São Paulo, Brazil.
Photo credit: Guga Melgar
Disenchanting Salmu is part of
Book of Roofs series/ research that is composed by the physical installations:
Codex (Roofless) (1997),
Multiplication of Roof Tiles (2005),
Casas de Carton (2001-2002),
Between Roof Tiles (2007),
Disenchanting Salmu (2007).
This series is cited in the following texts: