Public Presentation of visual artists Sherif el Azma and Malak Helmy

Screening and performance lecture

Program of the evening:

Sherif el Azma „The city as a character”

Malak Helmy „Notes on the site of leisure”

Presentation of the outcome of the workshop An attempt to use alternative geography to explore narratives and space

Sherif el Azmais an experimental film maker and video artist whose works deal with re-formalizing (or referencing) of modal codes used in the forms of television, media, film and public address. His single channel works and installations have been shown in Ashkal Alwan - Beirut, National Film Theatre - London, Martin-Gropius Bau - Berlin, Manifesta 8 - Murcia, World Wide Video Festival – The Netherlands as well as other screenings and exhibitions in Cairo, Egypt and internationally. Recently his work has been dealing with the re-representation and / or investigation of geographical space through film and public address as well as single channel video and 3d constructions.

Malak Helmy is an artist based in Cairo. Working through writing, video and collective initiatives she explores the relationships between the construction of language and place. She co-founded the collective Pericentre Projects in 2008. The collective initiated the Kharita symposium, which explored the relationships between artistic discourse and urban trajectories in Cairo. She has shown works both in Cairo and internationally and is currently working on an on-going project developing an alternative science/grammar to explore the phenomenology of the sites of leisure.

Malak Helmy

An attempt to use alternative geography to explore narratives and space