Wahshani

2019.

82 x 130 x 53 cm.

aluminium sheets, oxidised zinc and steel sheets, copper sheets, fired clay, jesmonite, acrylic and oil paint, chive, screws, washers, nuts, castanets of my childhood.

"Wahshani" means « I miss you » in egyptian arabic (addressed to a female entity).

 

This sculpture questions the temporal permeability of our bodies with each other and with their environment. It tells the tension between the different identities of the artist, born in France from Egyptian parents, the plurality of the "home" entities generated a latent lack for one or the other. A mask of Dalida, an icon of femininity of the artist's childhood is found hooded resting in the remains of an armour/body trying to interact with a contemporary architectural object, a bodies abacus.