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Dress is mural depicting scaled-up sewing patterns of a woman’s dress imposed on several parts of a concrete building and its surrounding grounds. In this work I am examining notions of potentiality and the female body; juxtaposing sewing patterns, and their promise of making and reproductiveness with the firmness and stubbornness of the concrete structure in a public space. I am interested in the reversed function of the body and building: The human form which is subtly present in the woman’s dress, is now embracing the building, surrounding it and transforming it into a living body. The sewing patterns also formally reference architectural plans; diagrams which usually allude to the potentiality of building (the birth of a new structure or life). 

 

2014, Beirut Art Centre, Beirut LB

2012, Fine Arts Centre, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA