Ammar Al Beik
Muhammad Bouazizi, The Root of Jasmine 2011, 5 ́
Courtesy the artist and Ayyam Gallery, Dubai
Hearing Muhammad Bouazizi’s mother crying on the 4th of January 2011 made me extremely sad. A cry, a noise. Their resonance makes us guess at a house, a jasmine forest, a plain, a mountain; their rebound indicates to us the distances. Do not draw back from prodigies. Command the moon, the sun. Let loose the thunder the lightning, and the sun. Red is melting with the whiteness of Jasmine.
Ammar Al Beik (b.1972, Damascus, Syria) is a pigeon breeder, football player, conceptual artist, and filmmaker.