When I went to Beirut for the Homework Space Program at Ashkal Alwan in 2014, I was struck by my overwhelming desire to photograph abandoned spaces and physical remnants of destruction and violence. In order to create a paradigm within which I could once again make images, I decided to only make photographic work from within my apartment or within 50 meters of the apartment—a decision that I abode by 2015-2019. With From a Window, I made one-minute videos consisting of a still image of a view outside my window and voiceovers of my reading texts that riffed off of something that I was seeing from the window at the time. I have exhibited these videos online and as installations in exhibition spaces.
Editing by Maxime Hourani (2015) and Mary Jirmanus Saba (2017)