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Storytelling through up-cycling objects

A thrown away wooden cable reel can be transformed into a table, of course. But is it really a table? Or can it also be a support for reflection? To note memories through painting and writing on it? With its inspiring form, this apparently useless object is all at once. Its surface has been transformed into a medium to think about how stories and tales are interwoven into each other and to how to represent their endless transformation after having been transmitted from generation to generation, from one language to another. Repeated shapes and patterns, surfaces divided into plots, linked together with lines or words: these sometimes regular and often irregular ornaments represent how old stories inspire new ones just like the quotes from the Arabian night appearing on the reel in Arabic could inspire the great novel of Rafik Schami, the Damascus Nights from which we copied details on this up-cycled reel in English.

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