The Scotoma Of Mudejares  

Solo Exhibition 2014. Jeddah, KSA

        After introducing the romanization of the arabic script in my previous projects. I wanted to explain cultural scotoma in my first solo exhibition by using historical images that illustrate how arabic script is becoming foriegnized. Highlighting this cultural scotoma is almost as if history is repeating itself - one day WE will be those old civilizations written about in history books.

Aljamiado (Spanish: [alxaˈmjaðo]; Arabic: عَجَمِيَة‎ trans. ʿajamiyah) or Aljamía texts are manuscripts which use the Arabic script for transcribing European languages, especially Romance languages such as Mozarabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Ladino.

Mudéjar (Spanish: [muˈðexar, muˈðehar], Portuguese: [muˈðɛʒaɾ], Catalan: Mudèjar [muˈðɛʒər], Arabic: مدجن‎ trans. Mudajjan, "tamed ") is the name given to individual Moors or Muslims of Al-Andalus who remained in Iberia after the Christian Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity, unlike Moriscos who had converted. It also denotes a style of Iberian architecture and decoration, particularly of Aragon and Castile, of the 12th to 16th centuries, strongly influenced by Moorish taste and workmanship.

Aljamía Story
Aljamía Story
Aljamía Story
Aljamía Story
Aljamía Story
Aljamía Story

10m*140 cm Artwall

Scotoma
Scotoma

From the solo

pre the Solo
pre the Solo
Social life in Hispania
Social life in Hispania

In Arabic: الحياة الاجتماعية في هسبانيا

Social life in Hispania
Social life in Hispania

In Arabic: الحياة الاجتماعية في هسبانيا

Social life in Hispania
Social life in Hispania

In Arabic: الحياة الاجتماعية في هسبانيا

Mudéjares dancing
Mudéjares dancing

In Arabic: رقص المدجنين

Mudéjares Women's Spinnin
Mudéjares Women's Spinnin

In Arabic: غزل النساء المدجنين

Social life in Hispania
Social life in Hispania

In Arabic: الحياة الاجتماعية في هسبانيا

Women's Clothing in Granda
Women's Clothing in Granda

In Arabic: أزياء النساء المدجنينن في غرناطة  يسمى الزي المغربي

Women's Clothing in Granda
Women's Clothing in Granda

In Arabic: أزياء النساء المدجنينن في غرناطة  يسمى الزي المغربي

Women's Clothing in Granda
Women's Clothing in Granda

In Arabic: أزياء النساء المدجنينن في غرناطة  يسمى الزي المغربي

Women's clothing in Castile
Women's clothing in Castile

In Arabic: أزياء النساء في قشتالتة

Lost in Transliteration
Lost in Transliteration

In Arabic: الضياع في النسخ الحرفي

from the exhibition
from the exhibition

صور من المعرض

from the exhibition
from the exhibition
Aljamiados Text Transliteration 1\2
Aljamiados Text Transliteration 1\2

نص خميادو سورة الفاتحة بالخميادية واللغة العربية

Aljamiados Text Transliteration 2\2
Aljamiados Text Transliteration 2\2

نص خميادو سورة الفاتحة بالخميادية واللغة العربية وبداية صورة النازعات

Aljamiados Text Transliteration 1\2
Aljamiados Text Transliteration 1\2

نص خميادو سورة النازعات بالخميادية واللغة العربية

Aljamiados Text Transliteration 2\2
Aljamiados Text Transliteration 2\2

نص خميادو سورة النازعات بالخميادية واللغة العربية

Prayers for rain in Aljamiados 1\2
Prayers for rain in Aljamiados 1\2

صلاة الاستسقاء بالخميادو ١\٢

Prayers for rain in Aljamiados 2\2
Prayers for rain in Aljamiados 2\2

صلاة الاستسقاء ٢\٢

Dialogue between God and Moses 1\2
Dialogue between God and Moses 1\2

١\٢ الحوار بين الله تعالى وموسى في جبل سيناء بالخميادو

Dialogue between God and Moses 2\2
Dialogue between God and Moses 2\2

٢\٢ الحوار بين الله تعالى وموسى في جبل سيناء بالخميادو

Prayer in Arabic and Aljamiados
Prayer in Arabic and Aljamiados

الصلاة باللغتين العربية والخميادو

From the Exhibition
From the Exhibition

Aljamiado (Spanish: [alxaˈmjaðo]; Arabic: عَجَمِيَة‎ trans. ʿajamiyah) or Aljamía texts are manuscripts which use the Arabic script for transcribing European languages, especially Romance languages such as Mozarabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Ladino. According to Anwar G. Chejne, Aljamiado or Aljamía is "a corruption of the Arabic word ʿajamiyah (in this case it means foreign language) and, generally, the Arabic expression ʿajam and its derivative ʿajamiyah are applicable to peoples whose ancestry

From the Exhibition
From the Exhibition
From the Exhibition
From the Exhibition