For the third edition of the internationally acclaimed biennial of new visual art performance, Performa 09, in New York City. Together with Max Kisman and in collaboration with the Khatt Foundation, we created a series of posters titled "Art Must Move".

This typographic intervention explores the notion of concrete poetry and visual 'noise' in public urban space. The bilingual fonts developed for "Art Must Move" take a play on the mosaic-based monumental Kufic arabic lettering found integrated into architecture in many places around the Arab world as well as on the fragmented fences of construction sites from various parts of the developing world.

Performa Hub, 41 Cooper Square, New York.
2009.



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