Each window has two faces.
Ibrahim El-Salahi: I was arrested on the eighth of September. This drawing is a kind of gure, and in its chest is a jail. I gave it a title, because I mix writing and drawing. It says, “Each window has two faces.” The internal face: who you were and what you were doing and your intentions and hopes and aspirations. And the outer face: It comes from beyond. You have no control over it, but it has control over you.
Publication excerpt from Ibrahim El-Salahi. Prison Notebook, 1976.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018.