Showing posts with label Arab art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arab art. Show all posts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Across The Sea exhibition

Across The Sea
Sandra Issa Exhibition
3-25 June 2017
Mouscron Cultural center Belgium

My  #project is #inspired by the tragedy happening in the #Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of #people are fleeing their war-torn homes, risking their lives to reach #Europe while seeking for #safety and a better life. We heard a lot about it in the news. But slowly, these people became just numbers of dead we count in a small article drowned in a massive amount of information. As a #citizen of the world, born in a #multicultural background, I feel moved by this #human tragedy. My project is to bring back this story in our lives. My project is an #installation of dozens and hundreds of #black and #white portraits, painted with #acrylic on #newspapers and spread like a #sea of #faces on the ground. Those faces are looking at us. They are the faces I #imagine when I think about all these people who disappeared in the bottom of the Sea. This project can also be a time-based performance: dozens of portraits flood the #space progressively. These are portraits of men and women, inspired by all these
#migrants . The portraits are made on newspaper with thick #brush and black and white paint. The #process of making these portraits can be a #live painting performance accessible to the public. This project is now being shown inside an old #swimming pool that has become an #exhibition #space in Belgium. This project was also developed during a #residency at the #Cultural Center of Namur in Belgium.