Polyester and Corn husks, Size : 50 cm x 50 cm x h45 cm, AW Size: 256 cm x 256 cm
Is a multi media installation, a sort of market of the future, where the "truths" of our present reveal their potential obsolescence and the dogmas of our contemporary “agricultural progress”, coupled with the implementation of intellectual property policies on seeds, international trade agreements and their connection with food insecurity.
The King, 2014
Polyester and Fabrics, AW Size: 40cm x 40cm
When questioning the history and possible future of Egypt during a time of famine, El Meleegy instinctively came up with a solution: The bean plant.
Egyptians have always been dependent on this humble, edible legume as a substitute protein source, and its price has remained affordable and stable through the ages.