Artworks

Antenna

A boy stands on the flat, dusty rooftop of his family’s traditional house in the south-west corner of Saudi Arabia. With all his reach he lifts a battered TV antenna up to the evening sky. He is searching, like so many of his generation in the Kingdom, for ideas, for music, for poetry – for a glimpse of a different kind of life. Ahmed Mater is the boy with the antenna; a young explorer seeking contact with the outside world, reaching out to communicate across the borders that surround him.

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