Suspension of Reality is a series of still and animated photographs, focussing on the element of water experienced within the boundaries of the swimming pool. Encased in steel frames, the photographic images become environmental installations, retaining the dynamic and immersive connotations of the swimming pool.
In Beirut, pools not only offer relief from the heat, but also respite from the everpresent conflict: the uncertainty of reality, of what is happening beyond the confinement of the purified water, becomes momentarily suspended. Life continues, and is shaped, through air bubbles.
For Beirut Art Fair 2015, Suspension of Reality (Swimming Pool) was recreated as a new site-specific installation to comment on Beirut's rubbish crisis. The rusted walls and architectural elements add the feel of decay, in stark contrast with the purity of water, to mirror the multiplicity of dychotomies within the Lebanese society.
Pieces from the Suspension of Reality series have been exhibited at Beirut Art Fair 2015, Beirut Art Fair 2014, and Teal, London, 2013.