Thesis: In the last ten years of my life I did not write anything longer than a sentence.
Can I write what I write? Series of paintings We are all dead. Installation work In the last ten years of my life I did not write anything longer than a sentence. Art performance
Noor Issa's work explores geographical, formal and artistic boundaries through acts of storytelling. A boundary -like a frame- consists of spatial or conceptual limitations, but it can also be crossed, fragmented and expanded. Noor has used text in the form of a written history of her recent life, to construct a new geography out of words, grammar and narrative. The ability to change, edit and reinvent on the page has also given license to do so on canvas. Rules and expectations frame the world we live in, guide and dictate simple actions and complex expressions. A rule, however, can be an invitation to an act of transgression. the rules of writing a text or stretching a canvas are points of improvisation and exploration. For Noor a text can be a painting, a painting is a space for writing, a canvas is a blank page. Noor's work celebrates the process and highlights new possibilities for transformation across time and space.