معجم ع is inspired by My Thousand & One Nights: A Novel of Mecca, a work of fiction by Hejazi critically acclaimed author Raja Alem. In her work the holy city is described through the eyes of women, in an unusual matriarchal setting. Their tool to reverse the power hierarchy of the sexes is subversive, it's the supernatural, think Jinn, eyes that see into the supernatural and MAGIC!
I dissected the novel and its use of magic realism as an agent of matriarchy for my undergrad thesis, which you can read here.
— 2015 (Group Exhibition.) Invisible Lines. Islamic Human Rights Comission Gallery. London, United Kingdom