• Accessory to Protest 1 (Red Goggles)

    Accessory to Protest 1 (Red Goggles)

    2011
    17 ½ x 30 in.

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of 'Necessary Clothing and Accessories.' This print of goggles corresponds to the following caption on this page: 'Protective glasses (can be bought at any metalworking or paint shop)'



    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Accessory to Protest 3 (Red Gloves)

    Accessory to Protest 3 (Red Gloves)

    2011
    14 x 30 in.

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of gloves corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Thick rubber gloves in order to protect your hands from the heat of tear gas containers."



    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Accessory to Protest 4 (Red Hoodie)

    Accessory to Protest 4 (Red Hoodie)

    2011
    47 x 30 in.

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a hoodie corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Sweatshirt or leather jacket with a hood. This helps shield your face from tear gas."

    Artforum image

     



    Unique chromogenic photogram from constructed negative
  • Accessory to Protest 5 (Red Pot Lid)

    Accessory to Protest 5 (Red Pot Lid)

    2011
    22 x 30 in.

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a pot lid corresponds to the following caption on this page: "The lid of a pot: you can use this shield when the State Security beats you or shoots rubber bullets."



    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Accessory to Protest 8 (Yellow Sneakers)

    Accessory to Protest 8 (Yellow Sneakers)

    2011
    24 x 30 in.

    Installation shot, LEADAPRON

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This set of resin sneakers was fabricated to create the prints that correspond to the following caption on this page: "Shoes that make it easy to run and move quickly."

     



    Unique chromogenic photogram from constructed negative
  • Accessory to Protest: Hoodie negative

    Accessory to Protest: Hoodie negative

    2011
    38 x 28 in.

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a hoodie corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Sweatshirt or leather jacket with a hood. This helps shield your face from tear gas."

     



    Unique constructed negative: organza, metal zipper
  • Accessory to Protest: Red Spraycan

    Accessory to Protest: Red Spraycan

    2011

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a spray can corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Spray Paint so that if the authorities attack us, we can spraypaint the visors of their helmets and the windshields of the armored trucks, blocking their vision and hindering their movement."

     


    unique chromogenic photogram from constructed negative
  • Accessory to Protest: Sneaker negative

    Accessory to Protest: Sneaker negative

    2011
    12 x 5 x 5 in.

    Installation shot, LEADAPRON

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This set of resin sneakers was fabricated to create the prints that correspond to the following caption on this page: "Shoes that make it easy to run and move quickly."

     



    unique constructed negative: resin
  • Accessory to Protest: Spraycan negative

    Accessory to Protest: Spraycan negative

    2011
    8 x 3 ½ x 3 ½ in.

    Installation shot, LEADAPRON

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a spray can corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Spray Paint so that if the authorities attack us, we can spraypaint the visors of their helmets and the windshields of the armored trucks, blocking their vision and hindering their movement."

     



    Unique constructed negative: resin
  • Accessory to Protest: Yellow Hoodie (yellow set)

    Accessory to Protest: Yellow Hoodie (yellow set)

    2011

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a hoodie corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Sweatshirt or leather jacket with a hood. This helps shield your face from tear gas." 


    Unique chromogenic photogram from constructed negative
  • Accessory to Protest: Yellow potlid (yellow set)

    Accessory to Protest: Yellow potlid (yellow set)

    2011

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a pot lid corresponds to the following caption on this page: "The lid of a pot: you can use this shield when the State Security beats you or shoots rubber bullets." 


    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Accessory to Protest: Yellow rose (yellow set)

    Accessory to Protest: Yellow rose (yellow set)

    2011

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a rose corresponds to the following caption on this page: "A rose so we can show that we can do as we ought to and join together in the most peaceful way possible." 



    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Accessory to Protest: Yellow scarf (yellow set)

    Accessory to Protest: Yellow scarf (yellow set)

    2011

    In a pamphlet distributed to civilians before the fall of Mubarak instructing them in the art of unrest was a page of "Necessary Clothing and Accessories." This print of a scarf corresponds to the following caption on this page: "Scarf to protect your mouth and lungs from tear gas."




    Unique chromogenic photogram from constructed negative
  • Aftermath

    Aftermath

    2012
    80 x 72 inches
    Unique silver gelatin photogram from performance
  • Artifact

    Artifact

    2011
    8 x 10 in. photograms
    Limited Edition Folio of 8 chromogenic photograms in branded wood box, (Edition of 5)
  • Broken Windows Theory

    Broken Windows Theory

    2010
    163 x 126 x 68 inches

    Installation shot: Kantor Gallery, NY

    Looking in through the panes of unbroken glass façade, viewers saw an alternative present: photograms on all interior surfaces, each made using the façade itself as its negative. My photograms, however, suggested that the windows had been broken by rioters. The title of the piece derives from the theory developed in 1982 to explain both how disorder spreads and how it is sustained: if people observe others violating norms, they will tend to violate them as well.

     



    Unique chromogenic photograms from constructed negatives
  • detail, Flyer Photograph (Hold Your Ground, Egyptian)

    detail, Flyer Photograph (Hold Your Ground, Egyptian)

    2011
    8 feet x 80 inches

    Installation shot, Roberts & Tilton

    Page 3 shows what was in the original flyer a hand-drawn map. In my recreation, the map is drawn with tape for a heavy line and the routes described in the original flyer were drawn in pen while the print was being exposed; the silhouette of my body is transferred to the print, accordingly. I also in this recreation preserved idiosyncrasies like the occasional right alignment of the English text, obviously formatted by an Arabic speaker.

    For page 4, “Necessary Clothing and Accessories”, I created four clear sculptures to serve as negatives to be photogrammed: the hoodie, the shoes, the spraycan, and the scarf. I purchased or found the remaining four objects: the rose, the goggles, the pot lid, and the gloves.

     



    Unique silver gelatin photograms from constructed negatives and performance
  • Double Fisting

    Double Fisting

    2011
    49.5 x 56 inches (125.7 x 142.2 cm)
    Unique chromogenic photogram
  • Flyer Photograph (Hold Your Ground, Egyptian)

    Flyer Photograph (Hold Your Ground, Egyptian)

    2011
    8 feet x 80 inches

    Installation shot, Roberts & Tilton

    This silver gelatin photogram is based on a flyer distributed in Egypt before the fall of Mubarak, instructing civilians in the mechanics of unrest. The photogram is both still an instruction manual and a representation of an instruction manual. In the fifth panel is photogrammed Ahmed Maher, Nobel Prize nominated co-founder of the 6 April Youth Movement; this panel was printed at American University in October 2011.

    Nobel Prize Nominee Ahmed Maher modeled both the rioter (with “shield and spray”) and riot cop (with baton and helmet) on page 5 of this piece. Because of the 3-minute exposure and the fact that he was not interacting with another actor, Maher stood parallel to the paper, almost hieroglyphically stiff. He blocks the text from which the title of the piece derives: “Hold Your Ground Egyptian! Block the truncheon with your shield as you’re spraying them in the face.” The “shield” is a pot lid, as depicted on page 4.


    Unique silver gelatin photograms from constructed negatives and performance
  • IAMAMAN

    IAMAMAN

    2010
    One hundred photograms of varying sizes, designed to read as three rows

    Installation shot: The Brand Library

    Appropriating the phrase “I AM A MAN” from Martin Luther King’s last protest in 1968, I installed my photograms in postures reenacting those of the sanitation workers in Ernest C. Withers’ documentary photograph. Each print is an image of a sign, but is also a sign. Each represents an absent human body.

     



    Unique chromogenic photograms from constructed negatives
  • Riot Police

    Riot Police

    2011
    96 x 156 in (243.84 x 396.24 cm)

    Installation shot, Roberts & Tilton

    artforum.com and LA Times image

    This chromogenic photogram was created through performance, based on a news image of cops being stoned by protesters in Kyrgyzstan and was inspired by the relief sculpture of ancient Greek pedimental architecture.




    Unique chromogenic photogram from performance
  • Tent Photograph

    Tent Photograph

    2012
    6 feet x 6 feet x 4 feet)
    Unique chromogenic photograms, tarp, and tent poles