Voodoo - Untitled anonymous monument

Installation view, ‘Rundgang’ exhibition, Städelschule, Frankfurt, 2012.

 

Voodoo - Untitled anonymous monument

2011، Mixed media installation، 369x266 cm

 

Watching the Arab Spring unfold from Frankfurt I saw a photo of young Egyptians jumping onto a portrait of Mubarak tearing it down, so that only part left of the light box was Mubarak’s eyes. I saw a video on YouTube of a man in hospital in Syria who had his feet cut off for tearing down a statue of Hafez al-Assad. I saw images where those who were distroying the Images of others had to hide their faces. The work resulted from watching this complex interplay of the destruction, production and dissemination of images and icons on the internet and across social media and feeling distant and silent myself, whilst feeling compelled to act, to speak, to participate.