mounir fatmi (b. 1970) has been producing works in low-relief with TV aerial cables since 1998. Taking the form of roots of rhizomes, this decorative tracery draws on the function of these cables as channels for the transmission of information that are now obsolete and part of the archives of individual and collective memory. Referring at the same time to decorative Islamic art and Jackson Pollock’s allover dripping technique, mounir fatmi addresses the question of frontiers and migration, leading all of us to question our identity and its history: “I do not need roots. The only thing I need is a memory”.
|Artist: mounir fatmi|
|Geography: Lille and Paris, France|
|Medium: coaxial antenna cable, staples|
|Classification: mixed media|
|Dimensions: 120 x 195 cm|
|Inventory number: LAD 2016.014|
|Contact for images: [email protected]|