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The Shift, Aisha Al Sowaidi Solo Exhibition At ATHR, Space 01A

Feb 2 – Apr 4, 2017

The Shift, Aisha Al Sowaidi Solo Exhibition At ATHR, Space 01A

Feb 2 – Apr 4, 2017

And Along Came Polyester observes the observing. Here, five women from the Gulf traverse through the personal, and reference economic, domestic, architectural, nostalgic, and cathartic processes and fluxes within their work.

They themselves and their observed surroundings are a result of a singular discovery that affected their already constantly shifting geo-political, socio-economical and religious communities.

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It came along in abundance, and it had many byproducts.

The material and the immaterial of these byproducts have lived in cohesion and collision.

They have shaped the narratives of these landscapes, and thus shaped their women.

In this project, Aisha attempts to shift the dynamics in traditional used objects and furniture. She focuses on the Majlis, redesigning core elements in its main function. Suggesting that through their remembrance, these objects and spaces compel you to traverse through emotional.