Orientalism has had many critics — none of whom tender their criticisim with the humor and audacity of Damir Niksic. In a 2005 performance piece Niksic performed the central image of what is apparently an 19th century postcard from Egypt in which we see the Muslim prayer transformed into an act of submission. postcard from egypt

Both the postcard and Damir’s version clearly shows a prayer rug with a cut out for a foot to be placed. foot kisser 1
By enacting this perversion of the prayers, Niksic offers a biting critique of European views of Muslims both past and present.

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