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Khamasin (2023)

Heat-bent Plexiglass, Sand, Gold Chain


Khamasin (the fifty's winds) references a phenomenon where dry, sand-filled windstorms blow sporadically in Egypt over fifty days in spring. The sandy winds and the humidity cause tension to settle over the country, a heat that makes a person seek an escape from one’s skin. 


This installation offers six plexiglass pieces heat bent; some with sand escaping them, some with sand entrapped in them. Three of the entities hold small Servo motors that move along the plexiglass pieces causing a small vibration. The movement slowly and steadily causes the sand to escape from its encasement splaying itself on the gallery’s floors. 

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