Artworks

100 Found Objects

Mecca is timeless and ever-changing. The city – symbolic, physical – exists in a rapidly transforming social, urban and political context. Its identity is reconfigured and its history obscured. As its urban reality shifts, so too its status and significance for the global community of Muslims.

Collected over many years, these 100 objects tell the story of a place. Each artefact connects with memories, ideas, symbols, histories. In an attempt to get close to the reality of the place, each piece becomes a voice.

1. The Black Stone

1. The Black Stone

2014
2. Ashraf

2. Ashraf

2014
3. View Master I

3. View Master I

2014
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4. View-Master II

2014
5. View Master III

5. View Master III

2014
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6. Rose Windows

2014
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7. Zam Zam Cola

2014
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8. Mirror of the two sacred places (Mirāt al-haramain)

2014
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9. Mahmel

2014
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10. Stone Symbols

2014
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11. The Guide’s Whistle

2014
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12. The Red Brick

2014
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13. National Geographic Magazines

2014
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14. Al Bilad newspaper

2014
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15. Ghee made in Makkah

2014
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16. The Miqat Compass

2014
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17. The Pocket Watch

2014
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18. Mecca Money

2014
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19. (Papers of) the three water carriers

2014
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20. Door sign

2014
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21. Red Wax Film Reel

2014
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22. Planes to Mecca

2014
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23. Red to Green

2014
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24. Ava’s Album

2014
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25. Ka’aki Cola

2014
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26. The Green Thread

2014
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27. Ihram

2014
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28. The Mezmar Stick

2014
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29. Arnob

2014
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30. The Pilgrim’s Pass

2014
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31. The Road to Mecca

2014
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32. Names of the city

2014
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32A. Telfax Communication directory

2014
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32B. Automatic Telephone Directory

2014
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33. Postcards from Arabia

2014
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34. Token of a journey

2014
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35. The History of Mecca by Muhammad Taahir al-Kurdi al-Makki

2014
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36. Ain Zubaidah

2014
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37. The Fort of Jiyad

2014
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38. Foldable Cities

2014
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39. Milakak

2014
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40. The Militant Revival

2014
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41. The agent’s log book

2014
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42. The Motawif’s Papers

2014
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43. The Wooden Shutter

2014
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44. Hamza Shehata Recordings

2014
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45. The Fasting Box

2014
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46. The Club

2014
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47. The Aramco Photograph

2014
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48. Muslim World League

2014
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49. Mecca to Makkah

2014
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50. The Day, The Year

2014
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51. The Medal

2014
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52. Abdelrahmen Maklouf

2014
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53. Map

2014
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54. Pilot’s log book

2014
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55. Decoration for door to the Grand Mosque

2014
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56. The Speaker

2014
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57. Mini TV

2014
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58. Holy City of Mecca Logo

2014
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59. Wheels of Fortune

2014
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59A. Nivea

2014
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60.The Seven Sisters (Stones from Stoning the Devil)

2014
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61. Rattling Zam Zam

2014
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62. Muttawiffy Hajjaj

2014
Page63 Al Beik

63. Al Baik

2014
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64. The Jassis (Promotion for a Wedding Singer)

2014
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65. Embers of Al Holaif

2014
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66. Misbaha Tawaf

2014
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67. Undercurrents

2014
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68. Al-Musawar, 1987

2014
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69. The tobacco and the painted matchbox

2014
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70. The Pilgrim’s Gifts

2014
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70. The Pilgrim’s Gifts

2014
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71. The inquisitor

2014
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72. Desert of Pharan (slide)

2014
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73. Mini-Market log Book

2014
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74. Bin Laden Group Promotion Kit

2014
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75. The Noble Recorders

2014
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76. Scent of the Black Stone

2014
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77. Sobia

2014
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78. Cold cement

2014
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79. Superman

2014
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80. Scissors and hair

2014
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81. The Certificate

2014
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82. Snouck's Mecca (Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje)

2014
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83. Welcome

2014
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84. Zanoba

2014
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85. Access Card

2014
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86. The glutton

2014
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87. Babel’s List

2014
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88. (Praying) From the Hilton up

2014
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89. Sana Makhi Tree

2014
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90. Miswak

2014
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91. Mecca Ommammh

2014
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92. Mecca Newspaper

2014
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93. Constructing Mecca

2014
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94. Cristy, Lee, Ahmed, Luca and Mo

2014
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95. Dystopian Army

2014
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96. King Kong

2014
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97. Living below ground (Plans for Mecca)

2014
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98. I, Motawif

2014
Page99 Snapchat

99. Snapchat

2014
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100. DISARM

2014
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