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Series of 45 archival inkjet prints.

60×60 cm each. 


Zebiba consists of a series of portraits of pious men in Egypt who all have the ‘zebiba’ or prayer scar on their foreheads, caused by kneeling on a prayer rug or Mussallah (Stone of God) and touching the ground with one’s forehead. 

On the one hand, the worshipper aspires to disinvest himself from earthly culture. Paradoxically, the desire to become invisible when facing God, renders him more visible within his social environment.