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The Whale that Ate the Moon

Oct 2021
Dec 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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The Whale That Ate the Moon (الحوتة التي ابتلعت القمر) takes precedence from a childhood fable imprinted in Al Oraibi’s memory. This exhibition includes a series of multimedia etchings that narrate fictional scenes within the realm of revisionist history. Throughout the series, Al Oraibi weaves together traditional Bahraini folklore and documented regional events, while interjecting his own critical reflections. The artist’s signature chaotic markings are a continuous thread that prompt questions regarding gaps and absences in local histories

If the sea had a memory, his memory would be rain… a voice far from life has survived, for he is as all those who leave for the sea one day in the life of men, and return: body sounds, as shapes of music and song, then the sea carries their possessions to land, and says: These are signals of survival.

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