Video Art/ Video Dance/
Theo Eshetu, Zar Possession (2019). Exhibition view: 12th Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Bamako (30 November 2019–31 January 2020).
Expanding on artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung's definition of photography, which asserts that the medium is not about what one sees but what it can conjure, the power of Zar Possession lies in its will to dominate the viewer. Alluding to carnal ties between humans, animals, bloodshed, water, and forces beyond mortal realms, the film feeds on the human need for spectacle.
An improvised experimental performance based on live visual treatments using Pure-data. Dealing with the keywords of digital double, conversation with one-self, real and virtual spaces.
A collaboration between the dancer/choreographer Shaymaa Shoukry and Media artist Emma Benany
Three emotional states, expressing them through video and performance… looping them in a quest for the spectator to connect internally with his own state.
First visit to video art as a medium.
Exhibited as a Video Art Installation 2006 Four seven tea Exhibition, Senior Project Falaki Gallery, American University in Cairo, Screening at the French Institute annual film festival, Egypt 2007
Exploring various interpretations of obscenity; What is obscene? Is the body obscene? Is the display of sexuality obscene? Or Is violence obscene? Violence towards others, Violence towards oneself.
A video collage, compiling highlights from a research process on the theme “obscenity and the body” through a r
esidency with the dancers of Dance works Rotterdam 2011
Concept by Andre Gingras Videography Oona Smoon Music Bikia Choreography Shaymaa Shoukry
Performed by: Lea Dubois, Thami Joe Fischer, Blazej Jasinski, Sandra Maes, Ilija Surla, Reve Terborg, Noemi Wagner, Melanie Wirz, Jason De Witt, Cherif Zaouali, and Marek Zawalski
Produced by Dance works Rottredam and Dancing on the Edge in collaboration with kosmopolis Rottredam
Could I lose myself into us, never finding me again?
The spaces between two people… how at each proximity the relationship changes. The common body of love verses individuality, the verticality of ONE in the relation between TWO.
Footage filmed by Dalia Abd El Aziz and Emma Benany
Concept, Performance, Sound composition and Video Editing by Shaymaa Shoukry
Special thanks to Sherif Kamel for his Presence
This work is a result of a Creation Residency offered by L’Officina in the framework of the Miniature project, Marseilles, France.
A live interaction with the image though physical presence, dance, and live painting took place during the performance.
Studio showing at l’officina
Premier at Fort Saint-Jean, Marseille Imaginez Maintenant Festival 2010
You and Me… in between
Me Myself and I