KNAFEH, 2014

Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK. 

At the center of this exhibition was the video work “Knafeh.” A revolving movement of skillfully layered matter, going through transformation, was shot from above. The video followed the almost painterly process of preparing an Arab sweetmeat, which is popular throughout the Middle East.

 

The flesh of the Knafeh is cut, and heavy parts of it are removed and handed out. The decisive creation and distribution of portions, which vary in form, echo borders and the territory of a land which is desired, devoured and destroyed.

 

This video is evidence of my continued engagement with hunger and sensuality, movement and cycles in cultural clashes and historic symbioses. 


Curator: Andrew Renton


 

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Knafeh (PDF)

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