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Nazar - Arab eyes
2004

Nazar - Arab eyes

Lalla Essaydi

CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

According to Islamic traditions, the street is the domain of the male, and women are condemned to live indoors. There they are in fact nothing more than decoration, suggests photographer Lalla Essaydi, a situation she visualises in CONVERGING TERRITORIES. Essaydi places Islamic women in an isolated space and literally decorates them with texts written in henna. The texts – a reversal of the silence of their isolation – give the women a voice, with which they can speak to the space and to one another. The rebellious character of the photographs is magnified by the fact that within Islam calligraphy may not be practised by women.

  • CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

    According to Islamic traditions, the street is the domain of the male, and women are condemned to live indoors. There they are in fact nothing more than decoration, suggests photographer Lalla Essaydi, a situation she visualises in CONVERGING TERRITORIES. Essaydi places Islamic women in an isolated space and literally decorates them with texts written in henna. The texts – a reversal of the silence of their isolation – give the women a voice, with which they can speak to the space and to one another. The rebellious character of the photographs is magnified by the fact that within Islam calligraphy may not be practised by women.

  • CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

  • CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

  • CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

  • CONVERGING TERRITORIES (2003-2004)

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