Artists: Fadi Al-Hamwi - Iman Hasbani - Mahmoud Dayoub - Muhammad Ali
Nisrine Boukhari - Razan Mohsen - Orfan Khalifa
Are our memories real or illusion ?
هل ذكرياتنا حقيقة أم خيال؟
Do not heal from our memories,
They are always with us, they leave us only in our dreams, they afford us to go to different places of the world, live with us the most beautiful and worst moments, without remember them or pay attention to their presence,
And When we leave, they keep our memories for a while, when no one remember both of us.
هم دائماً معنا، يفارقوننا فقط في عالم الأحلام، يحملوننا إلى أماكن متعددة من العالم, يعيشون معنا أجمل وأسوأ اللحظات، دون أن نتذكرهم أحياناً أو ننتبه لوجودهم،
وعندما نفنى, يحملون ذكرانا لفترة من الزمن، دون أن يتذكرنا أو يتذكرهم أحد
I do not hidden here
It is the world that I built it
Locked from the inside, to watching on it and saw you through it.
أنا لا أختبئ هنا
إنه العالم الذي بنيته
360 degrees, Pilgrimage
The idea of the work inspired from the story of the widow, when she lost her husband she covered her face in transparent black tissue to suffer in silence, This painful of yesterday has became memories
Today, I`m surrounding in my memories in transparent layers will be more darkness when you are going out and my 30 years old suspended as errant knifes
360 degrees is experience for the sensation and feelings from inside and not outside where human errant in the rotation to ended up with the dominant of the black colors who takes all our energies to know ourselves.
360 درجة طواف
أبعدوا عني هذه السكين
فما عدت أريد أن أقتل نفسي كل عام
أريد حياة من جديد
بلا أعوام ولا مناسبات
فكل مناسباتي هي مآتم جماعية
أقدم فيها قرباناً للسماء
ميت جديد ورحيل قريب
ألا أيها الغائبون الحاضرون
من يسدل علي هذا القماش
ولماذا يقف غرابي وحيداً
أنا الأرملة بلا زوج
أنا الثكلى بلا ابن
أنا الابنة بلا والدين
وداعاً لكل من أحبنا
ووداعاً لذكريات لن ترحل
PalestinianMy name is Razan Mohsen,
Country of birth: Jordan
Nationality: Jordanian (of Palestinian origin)
Current country of residence: Saudi Arabia
She studied at the Fine Art school, at Damascus University and spent four years where she gathered the stones from the city in nostalgia and longing represent the close distance of time, distance and nostalgia
اسمي رزان محسن,
بلد الميلاد: الأردن
الجنسية: أردنية (من أصل فلسطيني)
بلد الإقامة الحالية: المملكة العربية السعودية
درست في كلية الفنون الجميلة, جامعة دمشق وأمضت أربعة سنوات فيها تجمع من حجارتها في حنين وشوق يمثل الارتباط الوثيق بين الزمن والبعد والحنين
for your eye
Artists: Michael Windle - Erfan Khalifa - Muhammad Ali - Nisrine Boukhari
A never-ending non-linear cacophony of traffic evasion and souq running.
A poem to Damascus - 200 (and rising) video clips are shown here side by side, out of order and inside out in a self-generating and kaleidoscopic portrait of a city.
بدون نهاية, بدون ترتيب, تمتلئ بالضوضاء لحركة المرور المزدحمة والسوق المكتظ.
Shot in the shadows of Souq Al Hamediyah - this is a game, an installation and a song from the passionate Tamarindi who inhabit the city of Metaphoria. Narration in surround sound by Erfan Khalifa.I send my deepest thanks and appreciation from the oasis of tranquility Bab Musala, to the many artists who have contributed to these projects. You know who you are and now I know where you live. I look forward to seeing your new work soon. Michael Windle, June 2010.
تم التقاط العمل في ظلال سوق الحميدية
هذا العمل هو عبارة عن لعبة, عمل تجهيز وأغنية من عواطف التمر هندي التي تسكن المدينة التي تقتبس الرواية من صوت عرفان خليفة
أود أن أهدي عميق شكري وعرفاني لواحة الهدوء في باب مصلى وللعديد من الفنانين الذين شاركونا هذا المشروع.
Car Horn + Car Horn = 2 Car Horns
2 Car Horns + 2 Car Horns = 4 Car Horns
4 Car Horns + 4 Car Horns = 8 Car Horns
Etc..+ Etc.. = 2 Etc
زمور + زمور = زمورين
زمورين + زمورين = أربع زمامير
أربع زمامير + أربع زمامير =ثمان زمامير
إلى آخره + إلى آخره = اثنان إلى آخره
A waiting انتظار
The Numbers were sacred and today is only numeration, as it`s increased, we feel more afraid from the end but it`s in the eternity, the numbers do not end.
Artists: Adnan Jetto - Fadi Hamwi - Hazem Hamwi - Hiba Aizouk - Giwan Khalaf - Maha Shahine
Nisrine Boukhari - Razan Mohsen - Raed Zeino - Ruba Khweis
The Syrian society has suffered in the past of much and big difference between Male and Female in the whole level starting from the practice, scientific, culture, politic and even the religious sides.The great universal evolution in the world reached all the life and creates new human relationships to provoke one of the most sensitive issues; it is the women and her role as a human being
Syria effected this positive change where the woman starts to take her role in the life equally with the man who found himself forced to deal with her.
Nowadays, we can obviously observe that his feeling about her as a competitor has began to hide, outwardly, against her as a colleague but not as equal partner in his life.
As a result of this complex life, new problems have appeared in the relations between them to transform to a discordance and dissension.
This hidden struggle between them was the reason to create this artistically interaction between them to exchange their views and opinions about each other after all these years and all these changes happened in the world in general and in Syrian society particular each artist will produce video art about the new relations between Man & Woman.
Behind Words is an artistically and cultural project aims to authorship a conversation between Man and Woman and create a kind of open discussion cycle about gender through video art for 5 female and 5 male artists.
I am Twelve
They were playing together and still spin the life wheel and when one of them had come to the twelfth years old she will disappear and the number are not going to decrease.
In life we all have the right to play…
video is showing chair under a transparent tissue and a sound for a person who is breathing and holding the
The work simulates
the womb prison where the girls are living even after the breed and nothing are
going to get through only those breaths
I could not separate these circles from each other,
The Self and the Woman then the Life
Dominated by the cruelty of life, and experiencing the hardest rule is that woman go to become something. The destiny of the self is lost only because they are in constant motion
Hiba AizoukDuration: 4.19
In these impoverished spaces, where the hope is missing with so long denied bored, they spent the most of their time
He has only the ability to find a way out of this boredom, and it remains lonely dying with her leisure.
Giwan KhalafDuration: 1.29 min
The balloon symbolizes in this work
to the female, where they criticize the position of the men and how they look to
the female as a tool to deal with it for the fun, as soon as he lost it, he
begin with new one
Maha ShahineDuration: 0.95
I am showing the surface Look of the man to the woman by limiting the interest in her appearance and neglect her desires and her internal worlds where he puts her in frame limits her movement and eventually turning her mind to the body Nude imprisoned within the framework
Nisrine Boukhari Duration: 2.42
The written words in the video is telling
story about car accident where the sound into the hospital comes late,
mysterious and cold, accompanied with this stable frame for two persons almost
disappeared in the darkness, seemingly for apart in half of the framework
without being combined
This is the emotional relation between man
and woman where they are on the top of the moments –as I explained- empty
except from the choc
After the accident, the loss get to be moral or
spontaneous and the pleasure of going fast just disappeared.
We bless to give the maternity of creation
What does it feel to you just the creation of what is alive?
Raed ZeinoDuration: 05.35
He & She
He & She