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Batool Showghi: THE DESINTEGRATION OF THE FAMILY

The disintegration took place during the Iran and Iraq war.

Batool has made a shrine in the shape of a hexagon to put all the images in. The shape and colour are symbolic. The shrine is made of MDF. She carved her father’s hand writing (a section from a letter) into the wood. There is light and music, which is shedding around the object.

The photographs of the family hang inside it and you can see them through the carvings.  Each image was stitched and inserted into a little parcel. Each parcel looked like a prayer. The photos of the family are brought together creating a fiction. The light which is shed through the carved letters, dances around the box resembling a Sufi’s ritual dance.