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Behind the Curtain

Nickle Galleries, Calgary, Canada, 2014

“Behind the Curtain is an installation comprised of a woven curtain and a video projected on a wall behind the curtain. The curtain is made of the familiar material that I have always used in my work: the screen-printed canvas. The printed motifs are including text, Islamic patterns and images of defaced veils (hijab). The patterns are the Islamic patterns which are being used in religious monuments as decoration, therefore are bearing religious connotations. The defaced veils are inspired by the graphism of Islamic propaganda. The curtain is made in a way that there are holes in its texture. Through these holes, the viewer has access to the video. This video is representing me, combing my hair for approximately 12 minutes.