Conceptual Manifestation, 2021

This work is simultaneously something, and nothing. A grouping of visuals from comics found in Egypt have been enlarged and subtly altered, focusing on onomatopoeiac arabic text. The depictions of violence, intended primarily for the consumption by the youth, have been taken out of their original context and put into a new ambiguous one. The addition of wooden handles transform what would normally be posters into protest signs (meant for performance). Could a silent protest, only connoting noise, take place? And if so, what are the connotations of such an action in a solo or group context? What might it mean to use the form of protest conceptually exactly where the Revolution took place some ten years ago?