VIDEO ART AND FILMS GENERATED BY POLITICAL CHANGES IN POLAND IN THE 1980s, GERMANY IN THE 1990s AND EGYPT NOW!
Darb1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center in Cairo, Egypt from 6th to 23rd of March 2013
Conference at Bayt El Sinnari March 9th, 2013
Recorded images that are created as a personal or collective expression against political regimes during significant political changes are the counter-weight for those generated by the official media. The recorded document remains when the revolution is over and can often be interpreted not only by its content but also by the type of device used. On the more sophisticated level, video art and experimental cinema are continually using new approaches and forms of presentation. The viewer, shaken from accustomed visual habits, experiences new forms of perception and becomes more critical.
The geo-political context, the tools and their accessibility to artists and to the large public, and the means of diffusion have obviously changed through time and space. Videos and films included in the exhibition are not considered so much as a genre but more as a means to investigate the changing role and influence of visual technology and the different ways the moving image and its perception can be expressions of resistance.
Project director: Agnieszka Dobrowolska.
Curator: Klio Krajewska
Poland: Jozef Robakowski, Piotr Bikont, Zygmunt Rytka, Jacek Niegoda
Germany: Antal Lux, Egon Bunne, Hartmut Jahn
Egypt: Heba Amin, Bassem Yousri, Omar Robert Hamilton