Mohamed Abusal

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SHAMBAR

The series of photographs are a real-life image of families seeking alternatives for power outages in Gaza during the year of 2012. The project attempts to reflect on the exceptional emissions of light in the urban scape along with greenhouse and fossil fuel gas smells and loud sounds of generators outside houses. This series stemmed from an earlier project entitled “Light” that was produced 2 years ago. It was a series of paintings that explored similar issues.
“SHAMBAR” is the oldest alternative for light that works on kerosene; it has been enhanced in Gaza to work on natural gas which is the cheapest among other resources and could be used in houses, shops and even carried on trips.