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El Ma’am

Installation Light

El Ma’am

Light installation 2005 / Light Through Form II Exhibition, Art palace, Cairo Opera House, Egypt.

“El ma’am” is the Pronunciation for an Arabic word which means the grave of a holy man (Shrine). People seek these graves for blessings. Usually the grave is in a middle of a room and there is a fence around it so that the people can see the grave but cannot approach it.

Installation is based on the power of the concept of the”ma’am” in Islamic culture, so a Cube is used because it is a very powerful static geometrical form. The Cube and the light are to reflect the power and spirituality of the “ma’am”.