ESSMA IMADY / DESCENT INTO HEAVEN MFA candidate Essma Imady grew up in Damascus, Syria. She left to study art in the United States in 2011, a time when Syria was brimming with anticipation. It is now so destitute of hope that families are opting to try and escape in small fishing boats that they
Month: August 2015
Somehow I came across this video online, a young woman pleading her father for forgiveness before she is stoned to death by him, and a few other ISIS men. She was young, frail, and her accent sounded like mine. I was overwhelmed with how easily it could have been me in her place,
a moment in a cave, on a cross, and at a bush. https://vimeo.com/126495915 Revelations, radical presence. The female bodies’ presence within certain spaces obtains a radical quality, her entrance into male dominated fields, shrines, and spaces challenges the foundations upon which these places are built. What would it mean for a woman to enter
Material: Hair, antique light bulb, prayer carpet base. positioned towards Saudi Arabia.
“How do you represent the un-representable due to over exposer or lack of exposure? How do you represent that which has been drained of meaning, misrepresented to the point of over saturation, yet underappreciated and neglected to the point of absurdity? Is it even futile to attempt such an endeavor… Maybe, it is advisable, perhaps
my friend- an amazingly talented painter (check out her work here instagram.com/azilyesrod/) had a conversation with me about her dislike of silence. as a tribute to her beautiful painting (that appears in this short video) and to my own fear of loud noises; as a result of hearing bombs falling on my war torn country, I