Masallah | Modular Partition Wall

Moza Almatroushi from Maraya Art Centre invited me to take part in the traveling exhibition, Islamopolitan, which is an exhibition curated by Giuseppe Moscatello which showcases artworks and design items that explore the harmonious relationship between design and today’s cosmopolitan world in which we live. I revived a “ritual-station” that I explored during my studies at Iowa State University with the most speculative professor and critical thinker, Pete Goché. It is a modular panel that repeats to create a freestanding wall, in this case it is used as a praying space divider, hence the name Masallah. The design of the joints and the fabrication technique was improved so that it can come apart, get flat-packed and shipped elsewhere and set up again for the next show (to be in Eidenhoven or Cape Town). The modular system was created to enable the division of a spiritual space from the rest of a room to be available for anyone in the world, it would be purchased and transported flat-packed and set up in the home to be as tall and as long as one desires and it would come with an easy-to-use installation guide. This concept installation is now in the permanent collection of Maraya Art Centre and will be developed to be sold in their design store: 1971 Design Space. Below are images of the product.