Stopped Ball


An image – movement, an image – moment. Stopped ball. According to Deleuze, the images of thoughts of ten take f orm: anyway, we all know that … although we aren’t fully aware of it. We are all supposed to know that in Bahrain - the smallest and one of the richest Arab stat es – women were given the vote as late as 1999. But – are we aware of it? And there’s more to it: although today a great many Bahraini women are keen footballers, a women’s spor ts event incited a flood of protests by Islamic extremists as recently as 1994. Waheeda Malullah’s »action and painting« installation is a thought, t aken through a photograph and transferred to space. Despit e the fact that Malullah’s wor ks usually addresses the changes in women’s roles in contempor ary Islamic societies, this ins tallation’s (visual) impression t akes us closer to the ver y essence of the crisis induced by fundament alism. According to Slavoj Žižek, the fundament alists - due to exaggerated belief and materialization of »holy e vents«, actually stop believing; they lose their faith because they believe that it is for real, rather than an article or manifestation of f aith. Under such circumstances, the faith as such is indeed a lot more similar to the modern def inition of a newly generated thought which can also be the act of creation. In order to live in a less violent world, more tolerant of difference, the traditional image of thought, relat ed to the Western discourse of morals and that which is universally good, will have to be replaced by a new mindset reflected through dif ferent manner of thinking – about ourselves, our environment, and the things we do…

The exhibition will be open every day between 7 pm and midnight from 7th to 14th October.

Organized by: City of Women
In collaboration with: Galerija Alk atraz
(Alkatraz Galler y) - AKC Metelkova Mesto

Date and time of event: 
Oct 07th 20:00
Place of event: 
Galerija Alkatraz/AKC Metelkova mesto
Photo gallery: