Sara Ouhhadou at the Institut des Cultures de l’Islam, Paris
Sara Ouhhadou works on a syntax of shapes and colors that derives from her own experience of language. Her illeterate family had a specific approach of language: they didn’t read but rather found ways to decipher the arabic alphabet in their own personnal manner. Here, Sara Ouhhadou wanted her own alphabet using colored glass and shapes and questioned the way languages are created.
The five pannels read a sentence from the Prophet, by Kalhil Gibran: “He who travels with the wind, what weathervane shall direct your course?”.