NOORI TOLD ME . SERIES OF EVENTS
Noori told me, is a series of events, re-composed and photographed, based on personal and political diaries. It questions history and tourism during the isolation period. Over 13 years a country became no more than a silent suburb where archaeology became a playground for bored soldiers.
After renouncing terrorism and handing over the prime suspect in the Lockerbie bombing, the Tripoli government handed over its nuclear weapons program to the United States in 2003. The moves helped to end decades of international isolation.
Noori told me :”I did my military service for 13 years, I have never been released until the end of the isolation and have served almost all the time outside the country….in Chad, even in Lebanon When I had to serve in Libya, they took me to Liptus Archeological site… There was nothing to protect, even no tourists. Nothing interesting about that time, just playing the emperor…..”.
After the isolation era, the borders were opened with the outside world, everybody left for tourism.