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Phoenicia Beirut in Collaboration with Rebecca Russo, President of the Videoinsight® Foundation, announces VIDEO ART III: FREE YOUR MIND  


For its third successful year, Phoenicia Hotel is continuing to support the arts through the launch of VIDEO ART PROJET III: FREE YOUR MIND on September 21th 2017, in collaboration with Rebecca Russo, President of Videoinsight® Foundation. This new exhibition of five pieces of contemporary video art is being held in the Phoenicia lobby and is open to the general public. Guests of the Phoenicia have the added luxury of being able to view a comprehensive selection of video art from the Videoinsight® Foundation via the exclusive dedicated Video Art channel available complimentary in all rooms.  


VIDEO ART PROJECT III: FREE YOUR MIND features new art works from a competition run by Phoenicia Hotel and the Videoinsight® Foundation, and seeks to inspire and encourage local artists in Lebanon in the future. The competition winner will be announced before the end of September and will have their video work showcased at the Videoinsight® Foundation in Italy, as well as receiving a weekend stay at the Phoenicia. Artists interested in taking part in future competitions are invited to email


VIDEO ART PROJECT III: FREE YOUR MIND is a continuation of Videoinsight® Foundation’s vision and commitment to Video Art, exhibiting the results from the previous competition, and further enhances the Phoenicia’s reputation as an art hotel that not only features many world-class works throughout its premises, but also seeks to support artists in Lebanon and the region.


The Phoenicia Hotel is happy to announce that Dr. Rebecca Russo, President of the Videoinsight® Foundation, has selected Mario Daou’s “Northern Lights” video as the winner for VIDEO ART III: FREE YOUR MIND.


Following is the conclusion from Dr. Rebecca Russo for each video art work.


Mario Daou – “Northern Lights” 2017

RR : “It contains a lot of energy, motion, power. The amount of colours  is explosive. The artwork shows one shot the Life, the Science, the Art. It transmits happiness, joy, cheerfulness. It is amazing, chromo therapeutic, magic.”


Jeroen Kramer – “Untitled 305” 2017

RR : “It is very poetic, romantic, pictorial, and meditative. The black and white choice is original, the technique is sophisticated.”


Loukman Nassredine – “Suppression” 2017

RR : “It's so psychoanalytic; it deeply represents the memory process, the amnesia, the forgetfulness, the elaboration of the loss, the unconscious removal. It has a very high Videoinsight® Impact; it’s perfect for Art Therapy applying the Videoinsight® Method.  Everybody needs to remove something.”


Mamad Mossadegh – “The Breeze” 2016

RR : “It’s very delicate, fresh, and light. It promotes the meditation, the relaxation. It raises the pain, opens the hearth, and stimulates the Well-being.”


Elie Fahed – “How Does It Feel To Miss Someone” 2017

RR : “It’s a performative work.  It touches the soul, activates the reflection, promotes identification, and involves the spectator. It has a rushing rhythm. It’s powerful, gorgeous.”