Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age, Archiving as an Act of Resistance
'Today, Tahrir Square stands as one of the most documented and mediatized events in the digital age...The very nature of the documentation of this movement is intrinsically problematic. Even though in theory data related to the 18 days exists online, in reality most of it has already vanished into the...
Beyond the Image
In the summer of 2011 and again in early 2012, I conducted interviews with Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi. I asked her about the 2011 uprisings, the role of art within the Egyptian revolt and art as a medium of political expression in general. Due to the circumstances, however, the conversations,...
What relationship does visual culture have to the world we live in?
During the July sit-in in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the site of the revolution at the beginning of the year, a group of artists and filmmakers lit up a corner of the square with an open-source 'revolutionary' screen: Tahrir Cinema . Every night, a filmmaker, journalist or activist presented a...