Once Upon a Time, Hadiqat Al Umma

2017

A panoramic multi-media installation consisting of 9 video-animation channels and a single sculpture. Commissioned by Barjeel Art Foundation. The work is a nostalgia of a Hadiqat al Umah park in the center of Baghdad.

The artist tried to Re-create the garden/park's experience that was a station of relaxing in the downtown Baghdad.

 In these animations the artist used a rich mixer of charcoal drawings, photographs, old TV / cinema footage.  Many of the animated photographs are of artworks which are popular in and around the park alongside all the natural and manmade elements, like trees, people, birds and sounds , all this to create a similar atmosphere.

 

Selected still

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Installation view

> selected images from Marays Art Center, Sharjah, UAE, 2017. 
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