at the lab
عقدة (Knot)
Interactive Installation by Haya Abdulhameed

6 – 26 May 2015

Knot: A fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar.

Knot (Complex): The thoughts and feelings suppressed in the subconscious mind affecting the individual’s behavior.

Artist Haya Abdulhameed showcases “عقدة”, an interactive installation consisting of an oversized pillow, whereby the audience is invited to sew their own “knot” onto it, symbolizing letting go of their complexes. The installation aims to provide a therapeutic process and a release mechanism to the audience interacting with it, while serving as a cushion for all our complexes.