The middle ear is 30 centimeters behind the scene

Realized at:

2016 12eme Dak’art, Biennale for contemporary African art, Dakar,                        Senegal

2015  The Belgium Embassy, Giza, Egypt

2015 Something Else contemporary art festival, curated by Simon Njame,              and sub-curated by Elena Abbiatici, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt

Medium:       Live audio/visual collaborative performance

Materials:     Elastic screen and microphones

Description: Collaboration with electronic music composer Yara Mekawei. The performance is a sound/visual exploration of the notion of the social bubble that we create to alienate ourselves from a restrictive atmosphere. The shield we create then becomes restrictive in itself. Through banging against the surface I produce a drum base that compensates for the drum base in Mekawei’s music. She records the sounds through the performance, mixes and re-presents them in her sound piece. Furthermore, the repetitive movements become a metaphor for the notion of habitual confinement that I seldom deploy in my projects.

© 2020 by Lamis Haggag