my new schoolbook from manifesto 13

eve pays attention in class

eve pays attention in class

This post is not about Manifesto 13. It’s about this red and black schoolbook that Dalal Al-Nafisi (founder of Manifesto 13) gave me when I visited the art center with Zainab this morning. I do want to go back and do some proper snooping around (unfortunately I’d forgotten my phone this morning. I couldn’t take photos so borrowed Z’s). Hopefully soon I’ll have a proper M13 post.

I’ve also included some photos from a trip Z and I took to the ‘Wig Mall’ (a shopping center with every hair-related product you can think of) just because of how bizarre it was.

Check out what’s happening at Manifesto 13 here.

in the basement of 'wig mall' z and i were alone in this indoor antique market. dalal actually told us about it when i inquired about the notebook she gave me. so it wasn't a total surprise. it was creepy, as you can imagine. and i don't know what's more controversial: a hanging bear rug (badly stuffed at that) or a framed poster of hitler

in the basement of ‘wig mall’ z and i were alone in this indoor antique market. dalal actually told us about it when i inquired about the book she gave me. so it wasn’t a total surprise. it was creepy, as you can imagine. and i don’t know what’s more controversial: a hanging bear rug (badly stuffed) or a framed poster of hitler

anyone who's grown up in this country will recognize this thermos. sigh. the water always came out freezing and tasting like polyethylene

anyone who’s grown up in this country will recognize this thermos. sigh. the water always came out freezing and tasting like polyethylene

more nazi paraphernalia

more nazi paraphernalia

me in a huge chair. can you spot an orange pot?

me in a huge chair. can you spot an orange pot?

this looks like a collection of commemorative objects from the united arab republic era. i may be wrong

this looks like a collection of commemorative objects from the united arab republic era. i may be wrong

i freaked out when i saw this!! so i ended up 'renting' it from the antique place. and this is why...

i freaked out when i saw this!! so i ended up ‘renting’ it from the antique place. and this is why…

this is my little brother mo, in the late 70s in the same style of pot! honestly i went nuts when i saw it at the shop. i didn't want to buy it so i told the shopkeeper the story of my mom photographing my brothers in pots and this one in particular, and how i wanted to recreate this photo with my nephew k, mo's son...and then he let me 'borrow' it for a small payment (which is probably the value of the pot)

this is my little brother mo, in the late 70s in the same style of pot! honestly i went nuts when i saw it at the shop. i didn’t want to buy it so i told the shopkeeper the story of my mom photographing my brothers in pots and this one in particular, and how i wanted to recreate this photo with my nephew k, mo’s son…and then he let me ‘borrow’ it for a small payment (which is probably the value of the pot)

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Jana, Mo, my sister Yasmine and I got together yesterday to recreate this photo of my brother Mo from 1979. It feels appropriate to add it to this post from a few days ago. Oh, and Mo decided that he wants to keep the pot so I have to go back tomorrow, pick up the lid and pay the difference.

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