A space for documenting the art project " Soutk 2012 " that was released after the first presidential elections in Egypt within the uprising of 25th of Jan '11 .
مساحة للتعبير بحرية عن أول انتخابات رئاسية لمصر بعد ثورة ٢٥ يناير

Sunday, October 25, 2015

SOUTK in London

Artist and curator Joy Stacey has reached me through email two years ago. she showed her interest in Soutk and she wanted to include it in a group exhibition under the name of Autonomy of Self in which she curates. The exhibition was set to be in September 2015 followed by a symposium in October in London. 

Autonomy of Self is a group exhibition bringing together moving image and photography from across the former Ottoman territories to explore how individuals are using the human image to refuse violence and conflict.
The exhibition includes the work of 
Moufida Fedhila, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Sejla Kameric, Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Joy Stacey and me.

my warm thanks to Joy Stacey for working hard throughout the last 2 years to shape this well formed exhibition followed by a full program of events and screenings and a symposium with the exhibiting artists. It has been great pleasure to meet her and get to know all the other artists.

check the website : https://www.autonomyofself.com

Saturday, August 1, 2015

SOUTK Posters after 3 years !

I was surprised to find the posters after exactly three years in such good state, colourless, with a layer of dust at Abdeen in Cairo.
These are the only remaining spots where you can find the posters at. 

SOUTK in Beirut Bodies in Public - Lebanon

SOUTK was invited to a three-day workshop and conference in Beirut about art in public space; Beirut Bodies in Public. It was held in October 2014

The project was showcased as an exhibition in the architecture lecture hall at the AUB ( American university in Beirut )

The project was displayed again in  Panel discussions and installations held and arranged by Ella Parry Davies, Beirut bodies in public organiser and convenor.

Links: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/Festival/beirut.aspx

The last month, there was an article reflecting on the workshop has been published in the new Performance Philosophy journal. It is titled 'Siting Performance Philosophy: Positions, Encounters and Reflections at Beirut: Bodies in Public", and co-authored by Eliesh and Ella Parry-Davies. it's available to read and download at this link

on my arrival 

one of my favorite performances by artist Dima Mabsout

Movement in the urban landscape workshop by Kare Kipphoff and Julie Weltzien

Photo Credit: Facebook page of BBP
Photo Credit: Facebook page of BBPat king's college London with Eliesh S.D, co conver and organiser of BBP 

SOUTK in Backlight Photo Festival - Finland

SOUTK was accepted among other 25 photo projects in the10th international photographic triennial Backlight '14 in Tampere, Finland.
The festival showcased the 3 main posters of the Project.

Backlight was held in September 2014.
The 5 day program included the opening of the exhibitions and the press conference. beside artists talks and a portfolio reviews for invited artists. In addition to 3 days seminar about political aspects of photography and other related topics.

it's to mention that my flight was supported by ECF, Stepbeyond travel grants.

It was a great pleasure meeting everyone there. and lastly, special thanks for my couchsurfing host : Mr and Mrs Aftab Khan

Last night dinner - Backlight '14 artists

Backlight '14  Artists
Photo Credit: Juho Jäppinen

Friday, February 14, 2014

SOUTK Posters last update

Location: Bab El Louq st.
Top : January 2014
Bottom  : June 2012

Thursday, May 30, 2013

El Falaky st, Cairo

Location: El Falaky st, Cairo
Up : May 2013
Down : June 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Soutk in Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial - Ancona

Soutk was featured in Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial in Ancona, Italy.
The Biennial was focusing on regimes of knowledge and mechanism of formation in the field of art, but also reflecting upon these processes in the wider society.
The title of Mediterranea 16 was Errors Allowed, as a reference to a different regard given to the position that “mistakes” have in the processes of education. Besides, this concept becomes stronger if related with the enquiry on “young” artists that the Biennial asks.
The project was part of  " The crisis of representation " curated by artist Charlotte Bank.
Mediterranea 16 was held in Ancona, from June 6th to July 7th 2013.

>> Ansamed interview, Italy

If you are interested to read my story about the trip and the exhibition
go for This meal is pork free

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Soutk in Kairo.open city - Braunschweig

Soutk 2012 was featured in Kairo.Open City Exhibition in Braunschwieg, Germany. 

The exhibition by Museum for Photography Braunschweig in collaboration with Braunschweig University of Art and Townhouse in Cairo.

Cairo. Open City examines the roles that images are playing in 
the ongoing Egyptian revolution, from the outbreak of the Arab Spring through the present. The exhibition included a variety of approaches to the time-based media of photography and video.