Ouhnni Rachid's profile
"7"Part Two #2 by Ouhnni Rachid
"7"Part Two #2
‘7’ is an installment in two parts. Each part is composed of 49 copper plates all similar in size (21 cm x 29.7 cm) with a 1.5 cm gap separating each plate from its neighboring ones. There are 7 plates horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
Part Two:

Each horizontal line of plates contains six pictures of faces, and one QR code. The faces symbolize members of society, and they belong to family members from different genders, ages, and races. Whereas the QR codes allude to the interference of materialism and consumerism with the process of human communiction. The reclangular shape stands for the standards that regulate social life (language, traditions, religion, ...).
Despite living within a society, we can not deny the existence of individualism which is indicated in ‘7’ by the gaps between the plates which separate me (my ego) from the other (their ego). The gaps also indicate the barriers that stand in the face of communication between individuals at our contemporary and materialistic era.
The choice of the number ‘7’ stems from the Islamic tradition. One of the commandments of the prophet Mohammed is to well treat my neighbor including the
seventh neighbor, not just the closest ones to me. The existence of such treatment necessitates communicating with them. This notion can transcend its local dimentions (seven neighbors) to a global dimention (seven continents).
"7"Part Two #2 by Ouhnni Rachid
2
73
0
Published:

"7"Part Two #2 by Ouhnni Rachid

2
73
0
Published: