This book is the photographic documentary of the kite-flying art project Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky by Cai Guo-Qiang, which took place in Siwa, a remote oasis town at the edge of the Western Sahara Desert in Egypt in 2003. The aim of the Siwa art project was to commission international contemporary artists to realize an art project through collaboration with the local community, drawing on indigenous traditional skills and knowledge and cultural heritages of Siwa. Includes notes on authors, photo credits, and the list of all the participants, production teams, and project patrons.
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Community watch

- Sharmini PEREIRA

Letter to the children of Siwa

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Tatsumi and his ball

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Feng shui master and sheik

- CAI Guoqiang, 蔡國強

Kite explosion event

- MA Wen Jennifer, 馬文

The Voice of the Oracle

- James PUTMAN

Cai Guo-Qiang: Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky
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Cai Guo-Qiang: Man, Eagle and Eye in the Sky