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The Purple Artificial Forest, 2005, video animation & drawings, 8' 50"

The Purple Artificial Forest
video animation and drawings by Amal Kenawy

I dreamed of a purple artificial forest.
I created an artificial purple theatre.
Parts of home furniture, human parts.
The bed was surrounded with electricity pylons.
I was lying.
Parts of a human body.
Hand, legs, a face.
All looking into the mirror.
The only thing I see him devouring my picture.
Parts of home furniture.
Dinner table.
They were sitting at the end of the tunnel.
They were sitting across the table eating me once more.
They eat each other.
My legs grow.
I give birth to light, and the light eats me.
And I melt into a tunnel of endless darkness.
Parts of home furniture, human parts.

- Amal Kenawy
Personal Statement

 

See also:

> Amal Kenawy
You Will Be Killed - video animation & paintings
The Purple Artificial Forest - video
animation & drawings
Frozen Memory - video art
The Room - video art & performance
Amal Kenawy talks to Gerald Matt, director of Kunsthalle Vienna
Death and the Maiden, article by Simon Njami

> Antje Majewski

> Powerful Symbolism, by Ica Wahbeh, the Jordan Times Weekender

> www.amalkenawy.com

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