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The Modern Arabic Machine installation

Posted by rod - 18.04.2013

The Modern Arabic Machine installation The Modern Arabic Machine installation

This is quite an interesting installation by Mounir Fatmi. I love the animated arabic typography that forms the machinery.

“mounir fatmi’s oeuvre has often displayed a fraught relationship to architecture, addressing the dystopic effects of the modernist experiment or arrogant contemporary displays of power and economic might. “Modern Times” explores architecture in the Middle East, raising the question of the human impact of this unrelenting construction machine.

The artist is sympathetic to Chaplin’s character, whose slapstick encounter with the factory machine suggeststhe human obstacle to a perfectly streamlined, mechanical production. mounir fatmi explains: “I want to be the product that the machine fails, otherwise one will think that the machine is perfect”


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