Idols On Carpet Workshop
as kids, we used to sit for hours on the carpet watching re-runs of arabic-dubbed anime cartoons, until we get yelled at by our mothers to go play outside, where we also mimicked what we have been watching on tv. we idolized unconventional heroes, they offered a sense of safety and belonging; we wanted to be good football players like captain majid, mighty like grendizer and smart like detective conan.
generations of the 80s and 90s experienced this lifestyle collectively, and therefore minhaj curated this collaborative workshop with the world known and brilliant ali cha’aban.
the workshop challenges how we reflect back on our childhoods, how we can project our memories in art form and how we can compress the carpets as a spatial setting with our idols on the tv screen.