Al Riwaq Art Space presents its latest industrial, solar-powered installation by Othman Khunji. Inspired by the Liter of Light movement, the invention of Brazilian mechanic Alfred Moser and also by Filipino actor Illac Diaz. Using recycled and sustainable materials, Othman has created a peep-through, miniature lighting installation, which addresses the insensitive and careless nature of today’s unnecessary consumption. In hope of shedding light on the countless lives that have been lost in endless fires in slums in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Africa and the rest of the world, leading us all to question ourselves ‘What About Tomorrow?’
Othman Khunji, with the support of Al Riwaq Gallery, aims to follow within the footsteps of the ‘Liter of Light’ movement, creating awareness, starting by covering the industrial areas and villages, beginning with Bahrain and hopefully moving along the Gulf region.
For such selfless initiative to take place, we hope to be supported and funded in order to be able to form a dedicated team of volunteers who shall be sourcing and collecting empty plastic bottles, to have them transformed into what is now know as the ‘cheapest light bulb on earth’. With simply combining water and bleach we aim to bring light to many lives of laborers around the GCC region.
Designer: Othman Khunji
Curator: Hadeel Eltayeb