Oblivion leaves sediments too. On the surface of cities or in the depth of the sea. It may in time become memory.
The Mediterranean is the geological and intangible heritage of all these sedimentations — open basin or cosmopolitan diversity graveyard to three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe.
I have explored Mediterranean territories and cities such as Beirut, Athens, Palermo, Tripoli, Barcelona, Marseilles, Alexandria and Cagliari.
My eyes are those of an urban geologist, but my gaze is erratic: I stroll its landscapes as if self-exiled.
Sedimentations of songs, stories, myths, migrations & longings leave a trace behind my path, some visible and some hidden.
Layout and stratification, alienation, raw fiction, the poetics of light and humor all play their part in this narrative.
— Georges Salameh, Palermo, Italy