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Freedom As A State Of Mind Still from Simone Fattal, Autoportrait, 1972/2012, video, 46 minutes. All images courtesy the artist.

Fall 2015 | ArteZine

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Freedom As A State Of Mind

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Simone Fattal, The Birds, 2004, Collage, 78x57cm

Simone Fattal, The Birds, 2004, Collage, 78x57cm

I would like to tell you two
things:
that I am going to die
and that you are going to
drive a car

that I will live for ever
and that you will plant roses
on the terraces of Damascus.
Syria has two rivers:
The Euphrates
and a
River of Blood

Simone Fattal, Freedom is a State of Mind, 2004, Collage, 78x57cm

Simone Fattal, Freedom is a State of Mind, 2004, Collage, 78x57cm

One day eve the stars
became soldiers
Isis wept wept over the empty
sky

Simone Fattal, Alessandrina, 2004, Collage, 65x42cm

Simone Fattal, Alessandrina, 2004, Collage, 65x42cm

A bee fell in love with a peach blossom
Shakespeare wrote a
story about it.

You are a teapot who looks like Marilyn Monroe
You are a teapot
that looks like you

Simone Fattal, The Wall, 2004, Collage, 65x50cm

Simone Fattal, The Wall, 2004, Collage, 65x50cm

An automobile
is like a ring
around your finger
it follows you
in your sleep

* All poems are from Etel Adnan, The Indian Never Had a Horse and Other Poems. (The Post-­Apollo Press, 1985).

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