The End

Levitating sculpture, Commissioned by Gasworks (London) and the Sursock Museum (Beirut).

The hamburger – the most powerful food object in the industrialized world, is displayed here as a floating sculpture. It embodies the image of an Ukiyo-e – a reflection of the quotidian floating world – in order to highlight the precariousness of power, and its ability to fall from grace within seconds. Alongside it, an excerpt from a book about the modernization of Kuwait in the 1960s is read as a sound piece. The 1960s represent the high summer of American cultural expansion, the allure of which seems to have faded to the point of alienness.