Imaginary Wholeness/­Fragmentary Reality

Sadness in our world affects us all! We smile less, while hatred has increased as a result of dehumanization and unequal representation in society. Looking at oneself in the mirror is not only a narcissistic act. It might rather remind you of who you are.

Imaginary Wholeness/Fragmentary Reality is a sculptural installation in Folkets Park. It consists of a large wooden platform in the form of a circle on which 133 round mirrors are placed. Each mirror contains a word and altogether they form a poetic text speaking about love of the self and love of the other. To read the text people need to move around on the platform. They engage in a strange kind of dance, unconsciously interacting with each other. This constant movement and the reflection of the surroundings in the mirrors make the work alive and always changing.

Nisrine Boukhari is a mixed media and installation artist from Syria. In her work, she uses concepts of psychogeography to explore our relationship to inner and domestic spaces, creating sensorial and participatory installations that engage the body as well as the mind.

On Malmös leende

In Malmös Leende, a group of international and Swedish artists interact with the city and it’s public space. They try to deconstruct simplistic depictions and explore its complex reality. Their works deal with a broad aspect of issues pertaining to politics, religion, language, belonging and cityscape.

Malmös Leende is produced by Public Art Agency Sweden and realized in collaboration with the City of Malmö.

Find the artwork

Folkets park, Amiralsgatan, Malmö, Sverige