Mohammed Al Hawajri

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44 watercolor drawings on paper, 2009

The scenes in the drawings are moments of micro-resistance, gestures that subvert the relationship between the occupier and the occupied. They almost function as a diary of daily fictitious and real events; the landscape is empty as if suspended in the imagination of a child playfully weaving subversive situations. The scenes progress like a film, with a laughing turtle that appears at times as a soldier’s helmet and at other times as a panicked soldier