A video Installation by Georges Salameh



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Experimental – video installation with ambient sound (projection of movie on ‘ancient’ walls)

Duration: 4’32”

Palermo May 2008

Scrusciu, in the Sicilian dialect, the noise of the elements, wind or rain…

Based on the Poem

Stand and look over the ruins, then close your eyes,

and listen to the sound of the sirocco, flapping against you.

“ Scrusciu”.

Fragmented pasts.



Christmas fruit.

And rain.


Di fronte a te le rovine.

Chiudi gli occhi.

Ascolta il sibilo dello scirocco.

“Scrusciu” che attraversa il tuo corpo.

Arriva un passato frammentato,

Mulini a vento e fantasmi,

Natale porta con sé i suoi frutti,

E la pioggia.


Scrusciu was composed as a visual score from 4 elements:
-“Φοίνικας” (palm), the palm tree, the main character.
-“Αόρατος” (invisible), the invisible depth of things, a tortuous journey from the visible to the invisible, the space where the ancient Greeks posited knowledge and death.
-“Πάνορμος” (panormos), the “all-port city”, the original name of Palermo, panorama, its memory.
-“Αέρας” (wind), the sirocco, an engine for visions and obsessions.
All 4 elements orchestrate the “plot” of this movie.

Past projections

Aperitivo Incorto Design – Italy – Palermo (June 2008)

International Kansk Video festival – Russia – Kansk (August 2008)

Platforma video08 – Greece – Athens (November 2008)


Original music: Giacomo Cuticchio
Sound Design: Fanis Avraam
Animation: Valeria Presta
Producer: Laura Sestito
Production: Le Artigiane della Comunicazione

Distrbution: MeMSéA

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