Sharuq Harb

Mixed Media Installation Leather Bound Book with Arabic and English Emboss, 250 cream archival sheets Digital Projection 23 min (A4)

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau, around 250 thousand people (13.5% of the Palestinian population) living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are called “Mohammad,” making it the most common name. A Book of Signatures collects 250 signatures from individuals named “Mohammad” in Palestine. The process of signature collection is indicative of an already existent social network, as each Mohammed introduced other Mohammeds.

Combining both a handmade book and a digital projection of the collected signatures, the work incorporates both traditional and modern ways of archiving information.