The intestines, cut out with adamant and thrown from warm belly to the tomb-cold steel tray were left out for a long time, barely shaded. The tray became warmer than the beast’s blood, black foam surrounded the pellucid flesh and in it grew a soupy vapour. At first it touched on the putrid matter, swathed in decrepit gown, from there it departed silently and split open above a congealed pool of oil, akh,the poisonous sound of a bezoar dropping into
fuscous liquor. Text by Thea Smith
Jala Wahid: Akh Milk Bile Threat 9th September to 14th October 2017 PV Friday 8th September 6pm
Seventeen 270-276 Kingsland Road London E8 4DG www.seventeengallery.com
About The Artist
Jala Wahid (b.1988) is an artist based in London, UK, and is co-founder of SALT. magazine. Previous group exhibitions include ‘Basic Instinct’, Seventeen, London; ‘CONDO’, The Sunday Painter, London; and ‘Promise Me’, Jupiter Woods, London.