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.