- City Centre
WALK . UNCOVER . TRACE .
Come join us on a journey through space and time. Walk through Amsterdam while exchanging your view with a person in Cairo. Experience the changing image of both cities in relation to different socio-political events.
We are focusing on the 2011 Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo and the recent evictions of squatters in Amsterdam’s city center. We all share memories of these events, though the urban scape is changing rapidly erasing their traces.
Through a choreographed roadmap, you walk through the city center in Amsterdam with headphones and tablet. Meanwhile, you see and hear the parallel experience of a person walking in Downtown Cairo. Your walk will be double-layered with selected moments of history appearing as overlapped traces to the real-time experience.
Hilda Moucharrafieh (b. 1986, Lebanon) is an Amsterdam-based artist working through performance and performative installations. For this project, having its premiere at Fringe, Hilda designed the roadmap in Amsterdam based on her interactions with the group We Are Here and squatter communities across the city.
Dina Mohamed (b. 1987, Egypt) is an art student working as a human rights researcher with a background in philosophy. She designed the road map in Cairo driven from her own experience of the clashes with the police while living in downtown Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
About the artists
Hilda Moucharrafieh + Dina Mohamed