Fabric, painted wood and glass
28 x 28 x 28 cm


The artwork, Darra (atom in Arabic), is comprised of fine bands of shroud fabric knotted together and then rolled in order to make a sphere with a diameter of 19 cm. The length of each band measures 12.5 meters, which is the standard length of a shroud. The sphere, presented in a wooden cube, its interior painted white and its exterior left untreated, is visible from above because of a transparent pane of glass. Lightly elevated inside the box by a system of carefully camouflaged bases, it seems almost to levitate. Hung at knee-height, the box is neither placed on the ground, nor buried, nor at eye-level.

Location: French Institute of Fez, Morocco