Plotting Table

Hatoum, Mona
Her work, Plotting Table (1998), references a type of table used to strategise and plot attack routes in battles. It shows a world map lit by ominous green fluorescent lights emanating from within the table. The work creates a dramatic atmosphere, suggesting that the undercurrents of conflict are part of a clandestine worldwide network of exchange and interaction.The table is situated in the corner of a dark room, allowing the viewer to enter the quiet and precarious realm of closed-door discussions. Fraught with a heavy air of suspicion, Hatoum’s plotting table is theatrical and exudes an unsettling sense of secrecy and impending calamity. (Text Courtesy of Mandy Merzaban, Terms & Conditions (exhibition catalogue), 2013)
  • Artwork Details: 262.5 x 144 x 81cm
  • Edition: 2/3
  • Material description: wood, MDF, UV lights and fluorescent paint
  • Credit line: © Mona Hatoum. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2022
  • Theme: Conflict
  • Medium: Installation
  • Accession number: ACC49/1999



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