Artists: Mayye Zayed, SISKA (Elie Alexandre Habib)
Opening: Fri. October 14, 2016, at 7 pm
Exhibition dates: October 15 – 23, Fri – Sun 4 – 7 pm
Siska: EDL (2011)
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.
Mayye Zayed: Iskandaria (2012)