Windows Project is a collaborative video workshop and video exhibition conducted by Aras Ozgun during his residency at Performance and Visual Arts Department of American University in Cairo in March 2010. 15 students, film makers, artists, academics (with or without prior experience in video art) participated to the workshop and collaboratively developed the exhibition with the works they produced. The exhibition opened at the Rooftop Studios of Townhouse Gallery on March 25th, 2010.
Artists involved: Ahmed El Gendy, Amira Hanafi, Amran Frey, Angela Harutyunyan, Aras Ozgun, Yasmine Shash, Belle Gironda, Corey Sattler, Hani Sami Lotfi Naguib, Heba Amin, Mariam Mekiwi, Maya Asfour, Mohammed Alaa, Mohammed El-Assyouti, Nagham Osman, and Nork Zakarian.
More info here: http://www.pyromedia.org/windows_project/
Below is my video for the project:
The City of Desire lingers behind the windows of Cairo’s downtown lingerie shops exposing the tension between the public and private realm. Temptation is trapped behind glass as sexually suggestive mannequins express their desires to the city’s inhabitants.