ŠamaŠ Soleil Noir Soleil
ŠAMAŠ Soleil Noir Soleil the Lebanese Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale 2017, created by Zad Moultaka was exhibited in Beirut Lebanon at the Sursock Museum in June 2018; in Helsinki, Suomenlinna island, from August till October 2018.
After Helsinki, ŠAMAŠ will be produced in Oslo, New Castle, Paris and Brisbane… Producer: Nadine Saddi Zaccour.
Zad Moultaka represented Lebanon
at the 57th Venice Biennale in May – November 2017
His project for the Lebanese Pavilion unites visual architecture and sound composition. He combines the artist’s musical and visual research in a synergy of forms, materials and sounds.
Curator : Emmanuel Daydé
Production : Agence Eva Albarran § C
with the participation of Ircam
Everything revolves around the sun, god of justice, among the ancient Babylonians
« “When you appear, Shamash, the people bow down;
All people everywhere are bowing to you!
You shine in the darkness, and you hold the reins of Heaven!
Your glory has covered the most distant mountains,
Your radiance has filled the face of the Earth!
Your glorious rising illuminates the existence of men:
All are turning to Your wonderful shine!
Like an immense blaze, You illuminate the world … “»