home / space lab / infiltration

interactive installation, 2016

in collaboration with Adriana Basbous

conceived during Creative Physics workshop, Beirut

exhibited at Station, Beirut

the installation is the outcome of a week-long workshop with artists Steffen Klaue and Jan Vormann, organized by Albedo platform.

the intimate and functional space of the shower is revisited in the light of infrastructural failure and parasitic interference, which have become normalized in the context of Lebanon and Beirut in particular. the installation reacts to motion, activating a radio speaker embedded in the shower head, the frequency of which can be controlled by the user through the knob.

pipe-travelling echoes gurgling waterworks brrrup abrupt electric tic tic noise pasitic tic tic conversations undocumented constructions short circuits underground galleries secret cities disrupted intimacies seas sees leaking borders interchangeable rumors mirroring waves fragments of a hybrid domesticity.

© 2020 by monica basbous

Unless otherwise indicated, all material on these pages is copyrighted by monica basbous. All rights reserved. No part of these pages, text or images may be used for any purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.