The work of filmmaker Ahmed Ghoneimy engages with the multifarious forms of human interaction and the resultant dependencies and tension and is set against the backdrop of Egypt’s firmly established, traditional patriarchy.
Ghoneimy’s presentation at Künstlerhaus Bethanien includes video loops, each projected on a screen.
In quiet, haunting images, the films investigate rituals and behaviours. The artist uses several stylistic devices in order to explore different spaces; some of them are distant and seemingly neutral, while others are male-dominated. Both realms are equally encountered in everyday life. The situations which are shown shift from amusement and the feeling of security, till at moments this comfort is disrupted: in everyday life, violence, hatred and injury are just as present in human interactions as safety and happiness.
18.01. – 11.02.2018
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm