existentialism

The most tragic thing in the world and in life, readers and brothers of mine, is love. Love is the child of illusion and the patent of disillusion; love is consolation in desolation; it is the sole medicine against death, for it is death’s brother… Love seeks with fury, through the medium of the beloved, something beyond, and since it finds it not, it despairs.
—  Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
—  Carl Jung
  • Teacher:why didn't you do the homework?
  • me:i was busy thinking about how death is inevitable and it how it wouldn't matter if i died right this second or in 50 years because i am insignificant in the scheme of things and i am just a spec in the universe that will not be remembered after death nor will i remember anything and whether i do or don't do homework will not matter after the human race ceases to exist
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The Desire To not Exist | الرغبة في ان لا توجد is out now on qahwaproject’s Female Narrative issue, please do check the issue for a number of literary and artistic works by Arab creatives.

This project is my first installment for an idea I had about creating photo installations of literary excerpts that resonated with me in one way or another. This one is a quote by Tawfiq Al-Hakim, a quite notable Egyptian literary figure. I think the process of attempting to translate dialogue into photos can be conceptually interesting, specially with editing.