Lock Dispersal in Corner Solutions: Azza Zein
29 July 2022 - 4 September 2022
Artist(s): Azza Zein
Location: The Atrium
Let me stay locked in
Tangled into other worlds
Flowing out of bodies
In-between skin pores
In this restricted impermanence
I am too comfortable inside these coils
Free me from the solace of isolation
The warm edges of corners
The contingency of meetings.
Lock Dispersal in Corner Solutions is an artistic response to the three main components observed and encountered locally and globally as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns: exposed precarious economy; the aggravated distance of events; and the dematerialisation of relationships. In this video and multimedia series, Azza Zein continues her practice of re-materialisation as a form of revaluing migrant bodies—uprooted human and non-human entities. In recognising the history of migrant materials, the invisible labour that is traced on their skin, and their trajectory, the installation imagines an alternative socio-economic system, with poetic and caring gestures.