Mounir Fatmi - Save Manhattan 01, 2004-03
The project Save Manhattan is a reflection on the disaster of September 11, 2001. It consists of three separate pieces, Save Manhattan 01, Save Manhattan 02 and the final version Save Manhattan 03 which is being presented for the first time at the Venice Biennial in 2007. Save Manhattan 01, 2003-04, was composed of a variety of books all of which were written following the events of September 11th, except for the two copies of the Koran. The books are arranged on a table such that a light projected from a distance, creates a harsh outline of the pre 9/11 Manhattan skyline against the wall behind. The two books of the Koran create the spectral image of the twin towers.