Pioneering Hungarian artist Csontváry’s painting, Baalbek, symbolises the transition between heavenly, ethereal and earthly existence. The image is divided into three planes: one represents the city of earthly existence, bustling with people. In the middle of the space is the solar temple, connecting earth and sky. The third and final layer is the sky, which represents the divine world.
Years after leaving their homeland, many Syrians experience restless feelings about homecoming, wondering if it is the expected desire or another nightmare. Mey Seifan reflects on these feelings in her transmedial performance, How am I here?