Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
Rawan Abu Filat, Facial Conflict
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts

In my installation, I connect the concept of panorama to the phenomenon of albinism. The human eyesight doesn't focus on a particular area but rather sees reality in a panoramic view. Albinism is a "genetic mutation" that means the absence of melamine pigment that affects vision and the rest of the body.
In the exhibition three video channels are displayed in a black and white space as a photographic triptych. Through the panorama and the albinism, I examine various visual possibilities as an artist. I use the glass as an albino eye and from the fracture the range of vision increases. In a crystal there is a long-term internal order whose basic structure is built from a single unit that repeats itself to the entire space. The space of the installation is built in the order of a single unit which is the unit of an albino skin cell. In my work there are two entities, two different identities. A genetic identity that was randomly selected at birth and a second identity that was established in the moment that society met me. I’m asking you to see the advantage of being an albino and to raise the question whether the transparent is white or black?
Rawan Abu Filat
Graduated 2019
Facial Conflict