The Scrapbook Project

Over recent years, Waheed’s work has comprised of producing single and multi-page diaries whose primary purpose is to reconstruct personal and popular histories, narratives and memories that reference her many lived experiences. Made up primarily of drawn transfers, paintings and collages but also incorporating expired Polaroid film onto aged paper from as early as 1935, The Scrapbook Project (2010-11) acts as the first of three diaries of this sort. Made up of 34 individual pages, the book forms a personal archive and captures periods in the artists’ life in Saudi Arabia where documentation was prohibited/forbidden. In continuation with her long standing interest in producing undisclosed documents/documentation, this intimate text, like much of Waheed’s work, remains rich in reference yet spare in form – a combination that makes them seem like secret notes or ciphers. Elements of the artist’s biography hold clues for their de-cryption.

Born in Canada and raised within the gated community of Saudi ARAMCO- home to a quarter of the world’s oil exports, Waheed grew up under strict regulations regarding access, and the prohibition of civilians to use photographic equipment. She lived in this environment through the end of the Cold War and first Gulf War. In these conditions of secrecy and isolation, Waheed developed a childhood obsession with identifying aircraft, tracking flight routes, and keeping a log of her observations in her own secret visual language.

The Scrapbook Project is a peek into this world…

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The Scrapbook Project, 2010-2011
Front Cover
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer & graphite on paper
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Page 2/34
Mylar collage & oil stick on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer, collage & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Cut Polaroid collage on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer, Mylar cut-out & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Printed foil on paper
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Gouache & ink on paper
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Collage, oil stick & ink on paper
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Xylene transfer, collage & ink on paper
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Acrylic transfer & ink on paper
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Acrylic transfer, oil stick & graphite on paper
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Cut-out & oil stick on paper
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Cut-out, oil stick & graphite on paper
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Xylene transfer & ink on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer, Mylar collage & oil stick on paper
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Collage & oil stick on paper
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Xylene transfer, cut-out, acrylic & charcoal on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Lettra-set sticker & cut-out collage on paper
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Lettra-set & Polaroid collage on paper
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Xylene transfer & oil stick on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer & oil stick on paper
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Polaroid collage on paper
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Cut-out on paper
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Cut-out, oil stick & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Xylene transfer, oil stick, acrylic & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Acrylic transfer & ink on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Cut-out, oil stick & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Lettra-set sticker & cut-out on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Lettra-set sticker, Polaroid & tape on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Cut-out, oil stick, graphite & gold thread on paper
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Mylar, Polaroid & cut-out on paper
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Cut-out & graphite on paper
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Cut-out, oil stick & graphite on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
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Lettra-set sticker & stamp on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
The Scrapbook Project, 2010-2011
Back Cover
Collage & tape on paper
34.2 x 26.6 cm
The Scrapbook Project, 2010-2011
Back Cover
34.2 x 26.6 cm