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Slow Canal

Cutting across the Suez is a 700-foot wide, 120-mile long waterway connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean.

The ostensibly simple act of moving petrochemicals and products from one body of water to the next ends up requiring a dense system of objects, spaces, and geopolitical negotiations.

By re-choreographing the dimensions of circulation and redeploying the moments and tools of interruption, the act of procession through the canal can commemorate moments of nationalization, violence, and sabotage.

A condition is created where both the petrochemical activities and cultural moments occur simultaneously by co-opting the logic of the canal.