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Published on Jun 24, 2013
The Arabic Hour interviews the Artist Jesseca Ferguson the topic of The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project, a response to violence in Iraq from the Letterpress and Book Arts Community.
Jesseca Ferguson, a Boston-based artist working with the Al-Mutanabi Street Starts Here: A Response to Violence in Iraq From the Letter Press and Book Arts Community. Jesseca currently works with pinhole photography. Her pinhole photographs and collaged "photo objects have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Project, developed by Beau Beausoleil, who we will hear from later in the show, is a response to the March 5th, 2007 car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. The Street is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling and held bookstores and outdoor bookstalls, cafes, stationery shops, and tea shops. It had been the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. Jesseca speaks about the project's call to book artists to join the project in hopes of reassembling some of the inventory of the reading material lost in the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street.
Related links: www.al-mutanabbistreetstartshere-boston.com/