The middle ear is 30 centimeters behind the scene
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.
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