Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 254 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 254 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 254 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Bahr, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 254 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 273 x 278 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 273 x 278 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 273 x 278 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Tout, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 273 x 278 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 255 x 275 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 255 x 275 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 255 x 275 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Lamaka, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 255 x 275 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Raghaba, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 293 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Raghaba, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Raghaba, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 270 x 293 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 275 x 286 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 275 x 286 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 275 x 286 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Ba'ath, 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 275 x 286 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 272 x 262 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 272 x 262 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 272 x 262 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.

Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Sama'/Ma'as - Sama', 2014
Double-sided, patchwork textile curtain, 272 x 262 cm

Sama’/Ma’as is a series of double-sided patchworks made from curtains and textiles frequently used in Beirut to shade the house from the sun and perhaps even more to shade the private space of the home from neighbouring onlookers. Each of the curtains displays two three-lettered Arabic root words, on either side, only rearranging slightly the order of the letters, allowing different readings of the same word.

These patchworks are a playful reflection on Arabic language resulting from a linguistic research based on readings of Lebanese sociologue and linguist Ahmad Beydoun. In his chapter “the imaginary of letters”, Beydoun compares the meaning and origin as well as the choice of Arabs for certain letters and how these are pronounced and what meaning they generate.