Public Screen – A Video Art Night
Concept and curation by Yara Mekawei
March 11, 2012, 7pm Mounira, Midan Lazoghli (16 video works)
Public Screen is a street video art project by Mahatat for contemporary art within Mahatat’s launching season Shaware3na. Shaware3na is a partnership project presented by Mahatat for contemporary art in cooperation with the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI).
Public Screen supports talented artists by presenting their creative works to a broad audience in a public space in Cairo. Making this type of art available and accessible to a diverse audience of spectators and pedestrians of all social classes and ages is the main aim of Public Screen. Based on the different video works we will engage in conversation with the audience, whether they have an artistic background or not. The artworks cover both social and artistic topics whereas the purpose of the screenings is not an educational one. Public Screen will take place in Midan Lazoghly in Mounira which is a busy neighborhood that is accessible to every citizen. This makes Public Screen an innovative video project in Egypt.
Mahatat for contemporary art had launched an Open Call for video works online. From the numerous works that were sent to us from all over the world, Yara Mekawei made a selection that is now being presented to you in the first Public Screen event.
Ines Jerray, “Etiquettes” (2010), 2:31 mins (Tunis)
Ibrahim Saad, “Without Cover” (2010), 14 mins (Egypt)
Ibrahim Jawabrah “Transit” (2010), 4:07 mins ( Palestine )
Shayma Kamel, “Transparent Black” (2011), 14 mins (Egypt/Nubia)
Nermine Hammam, “Metanoia” (2010), 7:23 mins (Egypt)
Soha El Sirgani, “No Apologies” (2011), 2:00 mins ( Egypt)
Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, “Waiting” (2011) 7:45 mins ( Egypt)
Alaa Edriis, “Kharareef” (2010) 5:24 mins (Emirates)
Assia Lakhlif, “Sleepless” (2003), 6:59 mins (Morocco)
Sama Alshaibi, “Sweep” (2010), 3 mins (Palestine/Iraq)
Mohamed Allam, “Meeting with a Friend” (2005) 9:28 mins ( Egypt)
Monther Jawabrah, ” News” (2011) 4:18 mins ( Palestine)
Edward Salem, “Beard Burn” (2011) 00:55 sec (Palestine
Khaled Ramadan and Larissa Sansour, “Mobile Zones” (2006), 12:20 mins (Lebanon and Palestine)
Karim Al Husseini, “Lesson” (2011), 2 mins (Lebanon and Egypt)
Khaled Hafez, “Vision” (2007), 5:45 mins ( Egypt)
Moustafa Ashraf, “3:30pm” (2011) 2:16 mins ( Egypt)