Through the exploded maps, which are characterized by being non-sequential and partial, my intention is not to retrace the actual profiles of a city, a country or a region but rather choose specific areas to address issues of partiality, individuality, and personal approaches to a seemingly unbiased exercise of creating a map.
Whenever I fly over the Middle East, which is often, I watch the map unroll beneath my eyes. Borders are "marked", they are "inscribed" on the map but they disappear once we move over and through the ground. Checkpoints are set in specific locations, but otherwise and elsewhere transitions between a country and its neighboring ones are unperceived.
I do translate this perception of artificial separations due to historical circumstances rather than to a sense of self-determination into number of projects, including my monochrome maps, where the borders melt and a recomposed picture of regions characterized by strong cultural relations appears; the Doing and Undoing videos (Borders; The Nation; Al Watan) and audio installations (We the People; Untitled (Cacophony)).