Decke (Quilt) is an artistic documentation project based on forming the moment of the explosion, by drawing the locations of daily explosions in Syrian cities, the forms of cities and neighborhoods, smoke and shrapnels in the houses on the “quilt”, the traditional sleep blanket in Syria.
The work uses the quilt which is related to sleep, tranquility, and reassurance in our memory to reenact the most horrifying moments in the lives of those who live under bombardment.
The quilt is what covers us during sleep and separates us from the world, and has an intimate relationship with the human body as well as the absence from the world during sleep, so the project works on forming the explosion on it as a difficult moment that shows one of the faces and signs of death and separates the living from the moment of their death.
The quilt is made by hand, the same way it is traditionally made in the northeast region of Syria, from cloth, wool and thread. But the embellishment and drawings on the quilt are vertical images of a map of bombed sites in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
A map stitched with a needle and a thread on the face of the quilt, and the explosions in this map emerge from wool-like lumps which act as fragments of the destroyed houses in the pictures.