V Ankh Amun
Paper
2012—
Cairo, EG + Berlin, DE

Aerosol on Paper

The Guy Fawkes mask popularized by the film V For Vendetta was already becoming a popular sight in the protests of Cairo at this point. Combining the mask with the headdress of Tutankhamun created an Egyptian-specific icon of rebellion. The eye-patch is reference to the “battle of Mohammed Mahmoud street”, 6 continuous days of clashes between protestors and central security forces that saw many protestors lose their eyes. 

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