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Images of slides were never thrown upon the wall. At Art Factum gallery nowadays, a slide projector is doing exactly that – casting images of slides (cardboard frames and all, photographed against a neutral surface) upon one gallery wall. Traboulsi's second solo show at Art Factum, "Lost Strange Things" opened earlier this month, and was shut for a week while the gallery relocated to Art Dubai.Like the mementos mori that preoccupy the first stage of the exhibition, Traboulsi's own photos were taken in Lebanon and Austria – the two homes she's known best – in 2013-14 .Whether Lebanese or Austrian, most of these shots are landscapes, including several seaside tableaux from Beirut and northern Lebanon. When human figures do feature in some photos, they tend to be alienated from the lens – whether because sheer distance has reduced them to landscape features, or because they appear oblivious to the camera. Though the Austrian landscapes do tend to be more verdant than those taken in Lebanon, the photos don't reproduce cliches about Lebanon's disregard for its natural environment.Presiding over the scene is a framed black-and-white photo of a smiling woman, familiar here from the first stages of this exhibition.
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