"His father and brothers shout up from the majlis (sitting room) below, as music fills the house and dancing figures appear on a TV screen, filling the evening air with voices from another world. 'This story says a lot about my life and my art' [Ahmed says to Stapleton] as he installs a bright, white neon antenna into the ceiling of a warehouse gallery in Berlin. [Mater says] 'I catch art from the story of my life. I don’t know any other way.'
"Ahmed Mater is the boy with the antenna; a young explorer in search of contact with the outside world, reaching out to communicate across the borders that surround him. It is this spirit of creative exploration and curiosity that defines Ahmed’s journey as an artist."
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