Voices from the Revolution: My love for you, Egypt, increases by the day
By: Heba Amin
(Egypt, 2011, 7 min)
Screens: Thursday, November 10th, 7:00 pm
Programmers developed a platform for Egyptians to post on Twitter via voicemail, despite government imposed Internet cuts during the revolution. Thousands of heartfelt messages were recorded prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime.
Heba Amin is an Egyptian artist whose work seeks to map collective memory as it relates to the built environment. Her theoretical and studio-based work addresses themes related to urban planning, mapping, migration/immigration and language as an aesthetic database to explore junctures, failures, and flawed memory. She works in an archival nature, drawing from collections of work to reconfigure and make meaning of the subject through different materials, most often manifesting as video, installation, and projection performance. Amin is a current DAAD scholar and lives in Berlin.