ROMANE ISKARIA




ENŪMA ELIŠ 


There are those who have never left, where time has stood still in the village. There are those who come back to the footsteps of their ancestors to reconnect. There are those from Sweden or Germany who decide to rebuild their houses to form an entire village, thirty years later. When at the top or Enūma eliš (Lorsqu’en haut) : a mythological poem composed at the end of the twelfth century inscribed on nine tablets, it is a Babylonian epic telling the creation of the world. If they had a land it would be located between Turkey, Iran and Syria. The Tur Abdin region in Turkey is one of the historic homes of the Assyrian community. With Enūma eliš, Romane presents here a series between myth and return to roots where the photographer thinks of a symbolic territory through this people in search of landmarks. What are these links that provide a sense of belonging in our spaces and communities? Do countries really own the territories they inhabit? What other territories are possible? 
Turkey, 2023


Photography sculpture on plaster, unique piece, various size
Enuma Elis, film 15 minutes 
Ttissus installation collaboration with Vincent Dumilieu textile designer, 2mx2m50
2023, BEYOND, Carrefour des Arts Foundation, End of the residency, Brussels BE


Installation view of “Enuma Elis” in the BEYOND collective exhibition, Fundation Carrefour des Arts, Brussels (BE), June 2023


Photography on plaster, different sizes, “Enuma Elis” in the BEYOND collective exhibition, Fundation Carrefour des Arts, Brussels (BE), June 2023



Photography on glass, BEYOND collective exhibition, Fundation Carrefour des Arts, Brussels (BE), June 2023







Installation view of three images of Enuma Elis in the AKITU collective exhibition, Diaspora In Bloom, Gallery Art-Ark, San-José, United-States, March 2023.