A Gift From Middle East
2013, Installation, Digital print on tile, 10x10 cm (each tile)
This work involves a suggestion for the restoration of altar in Umayyad Mosque which is destroyed during the conflicts in Aleppo, Syria. It is composed by combining a Middle Eastern architectural characteristic motif with an image captured during Syrian conflicts. This image used on the tile contains ruptured human body patterns. The work itself brings together two different views that we are accustomed: a usual component of Middle Eastern architecture and numerous images containing violence coming to our screens from Middle East. The image is taken from Youtube conflict videos and placed symmetrically on the tile to remind us Islamic tile patterns.