Bearing witness: I present to you Syria in ruins, I invite you to witness annihilation and untold destruction

To an artist , the end of the world and the end of existence is signified by the destruction of form, the disintegration of  structure, the made, the being. Why? Because it is the not to be, because it is the dissolution of creation and the return to the void, the nothingness, the wormhole. Contemplating the ruinous landscapes of Syria dissolve into something akin to the formlessness of uncreation, wrought on Syria not only by Assad but by the whole apathetic silent watching world,  I feel I am the void, the hollowness and the undoing of civilization. However, the worst thing that torments me and throws me into the abyss of the core of hell is the feeling that there were children and people living in those tormented skeletal sculptures of death and many, so many of them did not escape and will remain for ever integrated into the macabre ruins of steel and concrete.

Please note that all the images were posted to Facebook by journalists, citizen journalists and photographers.

Syria destroyed

Syria destroyed

Searching for.......

Searching for…….

Sculptures of death

Sculptures of death

In Aleppo

In Aleppo

In Aleppo

In Aleppo

In Aleppo, frantic search for survivors

In Aleppo, frantic search for survivors

In Aleppo, this pile of rubble is my home

In Aleppo, this pile of rubble is my home

Homs by Shab Homsi

Homs by Shab Homsi

Homs by Shab Homsi

Homs by Shab Homsi

In Damascus

In Damascus

Where are the children they belonged to?

Where are the children they belonged to?

In Damascus, Mazraa by Firas

In Damascus, Mazraa by Firas

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

In Damascus

©Alisar Iram

 

About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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