MENQ ENQ MER SARERE (WE ARE OUR MOUNTAINS) borrows its name from a film directed by Henrik Malian in 1969.


Collages, photographs, poems intertwined seek a new way to think our memory - as something intrinsic and ever-lasting, a memory for which no recollection is necessary.

This book hopes to lend its readers a modern and creative lens to look through and grasp glimpses of the ever so rich a powerful Armenian culture, bringing traditional references and contemporary visuals in harmony.

Constructed as an exquisite corpse, the book comprises various references and inspirations. Suddenly Magritte befriends Paradjanov, Tarkovsky mingles with Dada, Pirosmani chats to Cornell.


In the course of this project, we’ve based our thoughts and artworks on the vital importance of memory – whether it be national, communal, familial, or individual.

We follow this ‘guiding light’ so to speak, and not only do we determine who we are as beings, but also, and especially as artists.


In this tremendously important year for Armenians all around the world, and in a global climate whereby matters of identity lie in the heart of all societies, we are very proud to present Menq Enq Mer Sarere.

MENQ ENQ MER SARERE - THE BOOK!


€28.00 for the book

Issue #2 by Orpheus Standing Alone

In collaboration with the Live Wild collective


Menq Enq Mer Sarere is a collection of works that chant an ode to memory.
Collages, photographs, poems intertwined seek a new way to think our memory.
As something intrinsic and ever-lasting, a memory for which no recollection is necessary.
These works have purposely been produced in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (1915 ♢ 2015)

Self published 


Printed in February 2015 in Paris
176 perfect bound pages
With an HRUV® printing process
On Munken Pure 120 g/m2
Magno Star 90 g/m2
Cyclus Offset mat 70 g/m2

Limited edition of three hundred copies


120 copies of the book by itself

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