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the Kurdish artist Hüseyin Işık  from Turkey & Palestinian musician Quassis Wassim helping Palestinian artist Hourani Khalid  to clean Khalid´s mirror-installation made in – obviously with great amusement – in the meadows next Cselley-Muehle for the opening exhibition today. they are participants of an art-workshop, more information about : here

  

MADE IN …

My father said to me then: “It’s a luxury watch, a watch carefully manufactured, it is Made in…”. He did not add the name of the country, or where exactly it was manufactured. What was important for him was the Made in…

Made in – somewhere in this world.

He pronounced Made in as one single mysterious and magic word – not necessarily knowing the meaning of it. He was not fluent in English, and he may not know its literal meaning.

I borrow the word from him, not only because playing with words dismantles their meaning, meanings of power, economic, ideology, nationalism – it is also my hobby. But also to propose an alternative brand name, memory, and illusion by reflections, shadows, fantasies, and tricks.

Khaled Hourani

Oslip 2008

 

 

the artists Hüseyin Işık & Hourani Khalid are sharing a studio with the Austrian artist Johann Jascha at Cselley-Muehle:

Hüseyin Işık works with ink on paper & is invoking religious symbols with plotted computer-animations on plastic:

Johann Jascha working concentrated next to his “therapy-couch” in colours. ” I travel with the papersheets around the world, these drawings have origins in Asia, Africa, Europe & are overdrawn everywhere as here now. This means real intercultural drawing”, he explains his aims to interfere with the topic of the workshop: European Year of an Intercultural Dialog.  after a short pause drawing again he interrupts & adds with a smile on his face: “no- it´s a bit more: intergalactic drawing!”

4 Comments

  1. Khaled this is made in in

  2. yes, – & I refer to his authorship in the article above!

  3. MADE IN …

    My father said to me then: “It’s a luxury watch, a watch carefully manufactured, it is Made in…”. He did not add the name of the country, or where exactly it was manufactured. What was important for him was the Made in…
    Made in – somewhere in this world.
    He pronounced Made in as one single mysterious and magic word – not necessarily knowing the meaning of it. He was not fluent in English, and he may not know its literal meaning.
    I borrow the word from him, not only because playing with words dismantles their meaning, meanings of power, economic, ideology, nationalism – it is also my hobby. But also to propose an alternative brand name, memory, and illusion by reflections, shadows, fantasies, and tricks.

    Khaled Hourani
    Oslip 2008

    MADE IN …

    Mein Vater sagte damals zu mir: “Es ist eine Luxus-Uhr, eine Uhr die in sorgfältiger Handarbeit hergestellt wurde, sie ist Made in…’. Er hat den Namen des Landes nicht hinzugefügt, oder wo genau sie hergestellt wurde. –was wichtig war für ihn, war das Made in… Made in – irgendwo auf dieser Welt.

    Er sprach das Wort Made in als ein mysteriöses und magisches Wort aus – er wusste nicht unbedingt was es bedeutet. Sein Englisch war nicht so gut, und möglicherweise kennt er die wörtliche Bedeutung des Ausdrucks gar nicht.

    Ich borge das Wort von ihm, nicht nur weil das Spielen mit Worten ihre Bedeutung auflöst, Bedeutungen von Macht, Wirtschaft, Ideologie, Nationalismus – sondern auch weil es mein Hobby ist. Aber auch um in den Reflektionen, Schatten, Phantasien und Täuschungen eine andere Art von Markennamen, Erinnerung und Illusion anzubieten.

    Khaled Hourani
    Oslip 2008

  4. @ khaled: great idea to use mirror as letters in a landscape!
    very inspiring!


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