Maysaa and Fetheya

Photo Installation, Großer Wasserspeicher Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin 2013.

Two lightboxes (102cm x 88cm), concrete, readymades.

“Maysaa and Fetheya departs from figural representations of women to explore other transmissions of identity. Maysaa and Fetheya considers ordinary objects and daily life as crucial markers of our essential selves and how we relate to one another. In photographs of the possessions that two women refugees carried with them from Syria to Jordan, these everyday objects become portraits of each woman, reflecting, respectively, Maysaa’s aspirations for the future, and Fetheya’s desire to preserve her culture.”

Text by Anne Wheeler and Shawna Vesco