This performance was live-streamed from the Howard Theatre, Downing College, on 15 March 2021 – the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising.
The performance begins with Kourbaj drawing fragments of Arabic words and eye idols on a large surface in layers, repeating and obscuring them. The words are inspired by the teenage graffiti that sparked the Syrian uprising in March 2011, and the eye idols are based on three Syrian eye idols from The Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection.
The final drawing is then be burnt, with the ash being placed in a glass box as a memorial to victims of the ongoing crisis.

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