2007.Disenchanting Salmu is an installation which takes upon itself cuneiform writing tablets, produced in ancient Mesopotamia, the birth of Western civilization, currently Iraq, to speak about the conditions of the people and of the culture of this nation at war, and subject to every type of annihilation, pillaging and looting. It is offered as a type of shelter for a moment of insight and reflection.
2007.Disenchanting Salmu is a page of the Book of Roofs (book-of-roofs.net), a physical and virtual work in progress which, since 1997, explores the notion of shelter, as from the references and usage of clay roof tiles in popular culture in several parts of the world, taken by the artist as a metaphor and materialization of the search for a place for shelter and privacy for all possibilities of existence.
The video, by Luiz DuVa, documents the installation exhibited at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2007.
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