Evoking complex emotions such as displacement, migration, identity, birth and longing, questioning the transparent contradiction between longing for permanence whilst actively seeking freedom.
To represent the human connection to home, the map is marked with the locations of the homes of artists Shaima Shamsi and Alaa Balky, and an excerpt from the poem Bury, written by Shaima, is incorporated into the design. ‘I was born inside you, the atoms that belong to you belong to me too’. This integration of language represents the importance of the concept of home, no matter what, or how, home may look like.
The works are accompanied by a short video by Mashael Al Saie called “Invisible Lines 2020”
I was born inside you, the atoms that belong to you, belong to me too.
I was born inside you, the atoms that belong to you, no longer belong to me.
I was born inside you, and in my longing I have only grown in love for you
Dark Blue and Magenta – 8 pieces.
Light Blue and Beige – 8 pieces
Made in India from delicate silk tulle with hand-embroidery, beading with scalloped square edges.
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