“This Quality is curious about the face: in the first half, the camera looks intently in a tightly-framed close-up at a woman’s face as she sits outside a café, her eyes avoiding looking into the camera; in the second half, we see a series of parked cars covered with fabric that, says Nashashibi, ‘suggests a sightless face… conspicuously hidden.’ […] Seen and unseen, veiled and unveiled: by transposing the veil from the woman (who is bareheaded) to the cars (which are in male public space), Nashashibi makes a telling and brilliant play with complex ideas through what, on the surface, is a deceptively simple, charmingly observant film.”
- Sophie Mayer
Born 1973 in Croydon, Rosalind Nashashibi lives and works in London. She studied at Glasgow School of Art, CalArts and Sheffield Hallam University. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the ICA, Stuttgart Kunstlerhaus, Berkeley Art Museum and Chisenhale Gallery. She has been awarded the John Kobal New Work Award, Beck's Futures Art Prize and the AM Qattan Foundation Artist's Prize.
Stone and Table (1995)