Thursday, 6 August 2015

Nour Bishouty - Shubbak 2015

Take a look at this photo. I really like the long line of red rectangles. No, I haven't the faintest idea what I am meant to think. By the way, don't tell me what to think. I need that freedom. The no-words-i-ness of it all. My head is too filled with words already.

What do I like about this?

I think, hmm, that is a straight line, but I enjoy this one.

The reds are all the same, I like that regularity, why is that?

Some are bigger than others, but they are all of a similar type. They fit together.

It is tidy, that makes me happy too.

I have a thing about gallery walls, all that calm space, letting the little rectangles be cherished.

What bothers me about this? 

The table of things all jumbled up to the side.

Nowhere to sit and think, standing gives me backache and a jiggly feeling, I'd rather settle somewhere and gaze at this equivalent of a beach.

Where are the people?

Where is the short video of the artist chatting about what scissors she uses to cut out the cloth?

That's the best bit for me, similar to seeing a poet deal with a loud lorry blotting out some of their words, or seeing them smile as they talk to us and reach down to drink from their water. It is the real part of the objects and colours stuck on a wall in a public building.

Anything else?

Nour Bishouty is hoping to take part in this Kickstarter Project. 4 artists will travel on separate cargo ships for the 23 day trip from Vancouver to Shanghai. They will be artists in residence.

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