Saturday, 11 July 2015

A Word on an Image of a Word or The Other Way Round


At once the violent eruption of the line spelling "Egypt": the explosion of which we have had another in Cairo today and the political implications and necessity for all to see.

Now, any discussion of philosophical aesthetics would argue the impossibility of seeing all of this at the very same time and how what we see and interpret is coordinated. Which part of recognizing the image before us is subordinated to the other: the haywire or the word? In this case I would say it is not so much what we see, but our recognition that it is all there; this is an analysis of something amiss, playing on calligraphic elegance, only all order has gone wrong and yet there is a perspective of the before and after in the longer line of that very word of the country.

In fact, I would say admiration is very much part of our recognition. We acknowledge the eye and the interpretation of Khalid Wad Albaih to create something this specific to tell us this much.

And yes, this Khartoon creates for a greater liaison along with Khalid's use of that very same word on the murder of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh.


Khalid Wad Albaih, Egypt - 10 soldiers killed and injured at Sinai by IS/Daesh,
July 9, 2015.



The Khartoon shown is courtesy of Khalid Wad Albaih and must not be reproduced without his permission.


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