Painted cardboard, glass, glossy paper, aluminum foil, silver embroidery thread, bulb, and electrical cable
30 x 30 x 30 cm


Safina means “boat” in Arabic. This artwork is presented as a cardboard box, painted white inside and left unpainted outside. When closed, the box looks like a regular shipping box. At the bottom of the box is a cardboard square that is slightly elevated. A kind of dark circle is drawn on it and a boat made of reflective paper is place on top. This small boat, facing Mecca, pulls silver strings behind it, with ninety-nine small aluminum balls attached to the strings. A yellow light spreads from the crack between the bottom of the box and the cardboard square.

Location: Le Cube space, Austrian Information Centre, Rabat, Morocco