zakharif projects

City Symphony

Artists: Mayye Zayed, SISKA (Elie Alexandre Habib)


October 15 – 23 Okt. 2016, Fri – Sun 4 – 7 pm


Art-Lab Berlin im iPhonedoctor

Perleberger Straße 60, Berlin-Moabit

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Mayye zayed: Iskandaria (2012)
In human imagination, cities often represent spaces of dreams, lingering between nostalgia, desire and fears. The works of the exhibition City Symphony refer to the city as a space of opportunities, opportunities that now seem lost. Mayye Zayed’s video Iskandaria (2012) presents a kaleidoscope of found footage from older films, all set in Alexandria, a city that symbolizes a cosmopolitan, urban identity, now lost forever. Siska’s multi-media installation E.D.L. explores the ideal of progress and modernism inherent in the building of the Lebanese electricity company. Both works examine an aspect of a city’s past, thereby questioning the contrasting present and the factors involved in its decline.

 

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