My love for you, Egypt, increases by the day
On January 27th, 2011 Egyptian authorities succeeded in shutting down the country's international internet access points in response to growing protests. Over one weekend, a group of programmers developed a platform called Speak2Tweet that would allow Egyptians to post their breaking news on Twitter via voicemail despite internet cuts. The result was thousands of heartfelt messages from Egyptians recording their emotions by phone. This experimental film presents selected speak2Tweet messages prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime on February 11, 2011 and juxtaposes them with the abandoned structures that represent the long-lasting effects of a corrupt dictatorship.
Untitled: Schoeneweide Industrial Project, Berlin
This project proposes to look at the nostalgia of the machine as a glorified object and investigate the secrets it holds about human desire and ambition. It attempts to regenerate industrial space by preserving the narratives of the original space and redistribute them as fantasies of urban desire. It imposes a questioning of physicality in space not only in the present but also via its past, bridging components of utopian dreams and failed ideologies.
The Conceptual Tourist
The Conceptual Tourist is a site that provides a place for Egyptians to reclaim their identity through monuments. It addresses the paradox of monuments and memorials as spaces of commemoration that dictate not only how people remember but also what they remember. In the wake of the recent uprisings, this project provides users with a platform to identify their own monuments in Cairo and, in turn, take control of writing their urban story.
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07.12 featured in article on Deutsche Welle: "Germany: Young Women of Arab Origins Choose Art as the Language of Expression"
08.05.13 15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013 Wroclaw, Poland.
06.05.13 re:publica 13, Berlin, Germany.
02.12.12 Presenting at Critical Information Conference, School of Visual Arts, NY.
22.08.12 - 26.08.12 Group show "Letters From the Field" curated by Node Center Resident Curators Atelierhof Kreuzberg; Berlin, Germany.
23.06.12 - 07.07.12 Film showing at exURBAN Screens Melbourne, Australia.