a room with a view (mode d’emploi)

2011, double HD video projection (9 min), variable dimensions/

Projected onto two screens we see a series of images taken in Beirut at the UMAM documentation centre and at the construction site of the future Carlton Residencies, alternating with fixed shots taken inside a Parisian hotel where I used to work as a receptionist when I first established in France. The images are superimposed by excerpts, some of which appear as subtitles reproducing fragments of letters of intention, service notes and staff work notes from the old Hotel Carlton that I found during the time I spent researching this mythical hotel’s files, now preserved by the UMAM archives.

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