pollen and fragments

2019 – ongoing

medium/dimensions variable

Poetry dissolves foreign existences into itself.
~ Novalis

Pollen and Fragments remixes imagery from materials left behind by the artist’s grandfather, Egyptian Romantic poet and bee scientist Ahmed Zaky Abushâdy (1892-1955). It refers to Blütenstaub (Pollen, 1798), a philosophical work by the German Romantic poet Novalis consisting of texts that range from laconic to dream-like to mystical.

An essay with images will appear in Cultural Politics, Volume 16, Issue 1, March 2020.

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