Fuck الظلم [Oppression] #2 (2020)

12″ x 12″ x 2.5″ [plexiglass, galvanized iron, anchor bolts, resin, epoxy, limited edition photo print]

This multi-media sculpture features a photo I took of graffiti reading “Fuck الظلم [oppression]” in Cairo, Egypt shortly after the January 25th Revolution of 2011. Equal parts frustration and euphoric hope, the piece captures the spirit on the ground at the time – one that applies universally, and that I hope to see realized in my lifetime.

The year 2011 and those that have followed are and were as tumultuous and bittersweet as the revolutions themselves, full of euphoric hope, heartbreak, and a passionate (if admittedly, sometimes a feeling that seems somewhat delusional) belief that one day, change will come – and that freedom will one day come to the oppressed all over this world.

As with all my work, this piece is as much about the movement of light and shadow through these pieces as it is about the original photographs themselves. Images here reflect the many angles through which light hits the hardened resin and the variety of shadows cast – an intentional reminder that our perspective is everything.


Published by amandaerogers

AKA Ms. Entropy, Your Lady of Chaos (Theory). Angry academic seeking tenure track gig. Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Colgate University. I'm sarcastic, curse & I probably need a nap.

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