Zabbalin project is a reflection on the homonymous
religious comunity, a Coptic Christian minority, that
works as an unofficial urban garbage collector in Cairo
Hence the desire to highlight the phenomenon and transfigure it, deciding to make a installation colonized by vultures, made with the same materials used for the realization of religious clothes and vestments
The choice of the vultures is not random, zabbalin and vultures share the same fate, both can be considered as the final part of a chain, which sees them as marginalized figures and at the same time essential for a balance.
2014 Courtesy by Sala dei Teatini -
Materials: iron, resin, pigments, wadding, clothes and fabrics religious