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Light Elephant
16ft inflatable elephant

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Limn
Inkjet on archival paper 20 x 26 inches 2016

rendre

Conference of the Birds
Digital Animation, sound by Joshua Bennett, 2:56 minutes

RAMPART

With Backs to the Wall
hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014

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About Iman

Baltimore City

Iman Djouini (b. Algiers, Algeria) is an artist and educator. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Her research-based practice explores the use of language and design as tools for shaping perception. She critically investigates concepts like binary opposition, delineation and compartmentalization in contested cultural and political histories.... more

Light Elephant

Light Elephant is a multi-site installation of a 16-foot-tall inflatable elephant sculpture that culminated around Neighborhood Lights 2017 in the Coldstream Montebello Homestead neighborhood. Prior to the Neighborhood Lights Art installation on Lake Montebello, the sculpture was installed in multiple specific spaces throughout Baltimore with the intention to draw attention to the idiom ‘the elephant in the room’. Artists engaged with neighborhood liaison to determine the various locations. The inflatable elephant was subsequently installed on an anchored raft floating on Lake Montebello and illuminated at sunset every night for eight days.

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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable
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    Light Elephant
    16ft inflatable elephant

With Backs to the Wall

With Backs to the Wall is a series of romantic landscapes that represent locations of border disputes. Each image is obtained from Panoromo user content where the photographer chose to look away from the conflict and capture the unadulterated landscape.

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    N. Korea
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    W. Bank
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
  • Mexico

    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014
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    With Backs to the Wall
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 34 x 45 inches 2014

Rendre

Rendre from the French verb meaning "return" and "render" suggests movement or shift in time and space. This work explores these actions in context to contemporary uses of language on social media where latin typography is used to phonetically reflect colloquial Arabic. This is a common process for digital communication which has functioned to maintain while altering the French language in former French colonies in North Africa particularly in Algerian dialect. Inspired by this process of visual translation, each piece presents unique typographic compositions. Each configuration channels the ability for interface to facilitate the use of creolized languages, and present a space where multiple systems of language are playfully interlaced to visualize a new set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences in a given language.

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    Limn
    Inkjet on archival paper 20 x 26 inches 2016
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    Limn
    Inkjet on archival paper 20 x 26 inches 201
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    Limn
    Inkjet on archival paper 20 x 26 inches 2016
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    Limn
    Inkjet on archival paper 20 x 26 inches 2016
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    Rendre
    Digital Animation, sound by Joshua Bennett, 2:56 minutes
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    Rendre
    Digital Animation, sound by Joshua Bennett, 2:56 minutes

Pattern of Alteration

Inspired by the formal composition of national flags, traditionally designed as a structural signals of unity and stability, this full series includes four ready-made flags and twenty reconstructed silkscreen prints as interim flags for Egypt, Syria, Libya, and Iraq. This work rearranges the placement of the original flag’s icon to propose a still image of states in motion.

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    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014
  • Iraq

    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014
  • Lybia

    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014
  • Lybia

    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014
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    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014
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    Pattern of Alteration
    installation
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    Pattern of Alteration
    hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK 19 x 26 inches 2014

Rampart

Rampart is a research based project in collaboration with Jonathan Taube on the typology of national borders and demarcation. This work includes an installation, a series of paintings and silkscreen prints. The installation involved excavating two hundred and fifty cubic feet of earth and displacing it into the gallery to form a physical barrier. In relation to the shear volume of earth, hangs a series of half toned romantic images titled With Backs to the Wall that show locations of border disputes. Each painting is made using the excavated earth.

Rampart Paintings

Rampart is a research based project in collaboration with Jonathan Taube on the typology of national borders and demarcation. This work includes an installation, a series of paintings and silkscreen prints.
Each painting is made using the excavated earth.

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    16x24, earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium
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    16x 12", earth and medium

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