White cities (Arab capitals)

2015-2016
Embroidery on canvas
set of 22, each circa 40 x 45 cm

The series focuses on the capital cities of the 22 Arab countries, through the use of a monochromatic restitution of their urban landscape. By adopting a technique that allows smooth transitions, the work focuses on the distinction between public and private spaces, a distinction that in its tenuousness ultimately raises issues of control and of systems of governance, particularly in a region where the definition of the private sphere is often overshadowed by that of public and power at large