Sama Alshaibi. Linking the Body and the Desert

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Sama Alshaibi is a world renowned conceptual photographer who exhibited at Venice Biennale in 2013 and her most appraised project is named “Silsila” (“link”, in Arabic) Linking the Body and the Desert.

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Alshaibi was born to an Iraqi father and Palestinian mother; this is why her work reflects mainly the warfare environment with its social and spiritual issues.
The Silsila project is composed of photographs depicting frozen symbolic movements of a dancer engaged in a magnificent performance that’s taking place out of time and space, in a magical surrounding.

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In the Silsila project, the ritual of dancing in a pristine space purifies the body and spirit of the scars left by war and suffering and recreates the primordial and healing connection with nature.

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Photo credits: Sama Alshaibi 

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