The dreamers | Marwan Karout.
The dreamers is part of Marwan Karout’s 2014 “Transients” exhibition. In this series, Marwan has explored the lives of ambitious migrants who decided to leave their home country and travel abroad in search of a greater destiny. Have they achieved their goals? Have they changed while aging? Have they remained the same with their dream alive in their mind as a silent companion? Have they achieved a better life? Do they remember where they are from, and do they know what home has become? Has success made them freer or made them slaves to their own dream?
Marwan Karout: Dreams, ambitions, families to take care of… the ever so important business of life never stops. Passersby in Beirut come and go, possibly numerous times throughout their active lives, in front of a modest 300 years old window. It was there before them, will remain after them, without telling them a word about the passing of time.