My Saudi Couple
Installation; 12 cm x 20 cm x 30 cm - 2016

︎ ︎ ︎
noun. any of a group of synthetic, organic, liquid or water-soluble cleaning agents that, unlike soap, are not prepared from fats and oils, are not inactivated by hard water, and have wetting-agent and emulsifying-agent properties.

These detergent bottles are products created for the Saudi Market. Designed to provide the special care that Abayas and Thobes need. They claim to keep Abayas the darkest of black and your Thobes the purest of white. These detergent bottles are found in many households across the kingdom and I began using this branded reflection of Saudi society and claiming it as my own. By creating fictional narratives around these objects, through the work I state that: “We have become detergent agents cleansing ourselves from what we perceive to be of low taste and standard. Everything from the slang that is used to the attire that is worn; this struggle between locality and the contemporary is apparent daily in Saudi society.”