Introducing Gonou’s Magic Scripts and Apotropaic Texts to Bergen

Medieval Sai Project

The preparations for Irini’s exhibition went well and as soon as the apotropaic clothes constituting her artistic viewpoint on the magic functions of the Arabic script were hung from the ceiling of the Bergen Resource Center for International Development, the sun rays filled  the exhibition space with light…

almost ready

…the visitors gathered around her and heard with interest her way of explaining how she works with such mystical powers like the shapes of the letters, the meaning of the words, the power of the poetic speech…

opening speech

…and a few of us, eager to go deeper into the world of scribal art, followed Irini’s seminar of Arabic calligraphy…

at the seminar

…can’t wait to see the space again tomorrow and advance in the paths of calligraphic empowerment of the written word and its scribe…

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