ARTIST: Ahmed Keshta
text: Public Art encompasses diverse mediums and works, to reach the audience in a simple manner.
Why did I choose the CD’s? Of course for being a found object. To me, these CD’s are are like us, human beings, full of memories, photos, music, records, files, and also hidden files and viruses - just like us. I decided to heat the CD’s one day, and remembered my previously mentioned thoughts, and took the melting CD’s and starting shaping them into flowers - as if reconstructing a beautiful memory. As for the project installed in SOMA Bay, in my opinion is like any other project in any field, one that is met with challenges and difficulties.
Purple Rain by Ahmad Keshta - Peacock for Art X SOMA Bay Public Art Residency Program
Interview with Ahmad Keshta - Purple Rain - Peacock for Art X SOMA Bay Public Art Residency Program