Graffiti in Kairo: eL Seed-Mural erstreckt sich über 50 Häuser

In Kairo gibt es jetzt ein ganz besonderes und einzigartiges Mural: Der Graffiti-Künstler eL Seed hat gemeinsam mit vielen Helfern ein Kunstwerk geschaffen, das sich über 50 Gebäude erstreckt.

Das Bilds hört auf den Namen Perception und soll einen kritischen Kommentar zur vorherrschenden gesellschaftlichen Ungerechtigkeit darstellen. Übersetzt bedeuten die arabischen Schriftzeichen in etwa:

"Jeder, der das Sonnenlicht sehen will, muss sich zuerst die Augen reiben."

Auf der Website von eL Seed und auf seinem Instagram-Account findest du noch mehr Bilder und Informationen zu Perception.

In my new project ‘Perception’ I am questioning the level of judgment and misconception society can unconsciously have upon a community based on their differences. In the neighborhood of Manshiyat Nasr in Cairo, the Coptic community of Zaraeeb collects the trash of the city for decades and developed the most efficient and highly profitable recycling system on a global level. Still, the place is perceived as dirty, marginalized and segregated. To bring light on this community, with my team and the help of the local community, I created an anamorphic piece that covers almost 50 buildings only visible from a certain point of the Moqattam Mountain. The piece of art uses the words of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a Coptic Bishop from the 3rd century, that said: ‘Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.' 'إن أراد أحد أن يبصر نور الشمس، فإن عليه أن يمسح عينيه' The Zaraeeb community welcomed my team and I as we were family. It was one of the most amazing human experience I have ever had. They are generous, honest and strong people. They have been given the name of Zabaleen (the garbage people), but this is not how they call themselves. They don’t live in the garbage but from the garbage; and not their garbage, but the garbage of the whole city. They are the one who clean the city of Cairo. #perception #athanasius #zaraeeb #cairo

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Your point of view affects what you see #perception #athanasius #zaraeeb #selffunded

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