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Anxiety Is A Present Of The Present 2017 (detail) Gold helium balloons, rocks, strings 13 x10 meters Writing Installation Areej Kaoud Image courtesy to the artist
Derived from my interest in emergencies and disastrous scenarios, this piece focuses on anxiety as a measure of safety, articulating it as a readily available emergency provision. It is a psychological state frequently hovering and retains power in its fragility. Writing is a prominent medium in my art practice, and this phrase simply resonates within me a true sentiment towards anxiety. This large scale installation presents 29 balloon letters filled with helium, 24 rocks, and a combination of both synthetic and cotton strings.
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