Majd Abdel Hamid,
Al Aneedeh (The stubborn), 2020–2022
cotton thread thread thread thread on fabric
11 x 10 cm
cotton thread on fabric
Al A’needeh is a tribute to a very special seed for Majd Abdel Hamid. The Al A’needeh (stubborn) is a resilient plant. In order to draw the contours of this story and to sketch a pattern, Majd Abdel Hamid walks through different eras and their corresponding symbols: Palestinian archives (from the time of the British occupation) tell of the failed attempts of the state to put an end to the existence of this plant. The lyrics of the song The Rose that grew from concrete (1989-91) by American rapper and poet Tupac Shakur reveal the way the flower infiltrates cement, resists and disturbs. Majd Abdel Hamid declines the ‘story’ of this seed, ostracized as counterproductive, as a poetic gesture of resistance that resonates with modern popular culture.