Portrait of a Lake
Print on cotton partially waterproofed at the back, hemp strings, 3 laters of water produced daily by a dehumidifier and poured on the map manually
Size of fabric: 200 x 300 cm
Portrait of a Lake is a suspended piece of map hanging above us, showing us the outlines of a lake and its surroundings. As water is poured on it, the representation of the lake, dating back from 1938, becomes humid again; the lake is reactivated. As it crosses the representation of the lake, water becomes water from the lake. Dripping down onto the floor, it slowly draws the outlines of the lake anew; A self-portrait, drawn by the lake itself, with its own material.
Re-Enactment LB/ Jasmine
Fresh jasmine flowers
Size of installation: 300 x 300 x 425 cm
The Sky is a Village
Printed photographs left outside
115 x 78 cm and 115 x 95 cm
Pieces of sky from childhood photographs are scanned and enlarged to the size of the artist’s studio’s windows. The marks left by the rain, wind and air reactivate them today.
Photograph, Moon Gold leaf
15 x 10 cm (each) (unframed)
On photographs taken by the artist with her mobile phone, the moon, appearing very small, is gilded with Moon Gold leaf.
Old photograph, 24-carat gold leaf
15 x 10 cm
A photograph from the artist’s childhood is covered with gold leaf. The past memory is no longer accessible, but now mirrors the present reality.
A Map Of Good Memories
24-carat gold leaf on floor
300 x 175 cm
In A Map of Good Memories, Stéphanie Saadé remembered twenty good memories of her life in Lebanon from her childhood to 2015. She retraced the trajectories related to these memories on a map and assembled them to form a closed shape, respecting their scale and orientation. They enclose a sentimental territory and draw the outlines of a “geographical self-portrait”. Made of pure gold, the work is realised directly on the floor. The precious metal is altered by the steps of the visitors; as they travel on it, it disappears under their feet.
Painted metallic structure, photograph (300 x 90 cm)
170 x 100 x 50 cm
Wherever he goes, the viewer moves around romantic horizon.