public art performance, 2016
Is artivism worth pursuing as a mechanism or is it just a tool that uses media to heighten the public’s consciousness? Should we be seeking a ‘revolutionary’ aesthetic?
Mixed Media: Photography, Text, Projection, 2016
The Earth is an Imperfect Ellipsoid is a multi-part project that looks at the historical paradigms of technology and urban development connected to contemporary migratory paths. By employing cartographic research and landscape surveillance, the work critiques the predatory view of landscape and the exoticization of women’s bodies in relation to geography. The project proposes visual allegories focusing on architectural fragments and sexual hierarchies linked to colonial histories.
Subversive Media, 2015
In July 2015 “The Arabian Street Artists” engineered a graffiti media hack by incorporating subversive graffiti on the set of the popular US TV series ‘Homeland’. Their filmic commentary ‘Homeland is Not a Series’, produced by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), explores dialogues following the worldwide resonance of the critique that motivated the hack.
Art Collective, 2015 –
The Black Athena Collective is a research and artistic laboratory for experimentation that engages political discourse and territorial logics connected to the Red Sea region from Eritrea to Egypt. It looks specifically at archival documents and a re-writing of historical narratives on the various frameworks of space in relation to errant bodies in the region.
found footage, 6.43 min, 2016
In late 2013, Egyptian authorities detained a migratory stork suspected of espionage due to an electronic device attached to its leg. “As Birds Flying” confronts the absurdity of the media narrative in Egypt that has turned a bird into a symbol of state paranoia.
film installation/archive, 2011-ongoing
Project Speak2Tweet is a growing archive of experimental films that utilizes 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…
pen and paper, 2008-ongoing
Series of ink drawings.