Meccahattan is a conceptual work using digital collage techniques.
As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia proceeds with its $60 billion Mecca expansion plans, the rest of the Muslim
world remains divided.
Up to 500 sites of historical importance are said to have been demolished to make way for luxury hotels, malls and the worlds 3rd largest clock tower; including the homes of key figures in Islamic history.
While the Saudi state maintains that expansion is necessary, many Muslims disagree and are renaming the spiritual hub, ‘Meccahattan’, calling the changes ‘cultural vandalism’.
This project embodies this view and we see the Kaba, the black box built by the prophet Abraham and which Muslims pray towards each day, superimposed onto places which today aren’t dissimilar to how many today perceive Mecca itself.