Papers from Zamalek
These are carved out memories and snippets of Cairo as I experienced it for the first time. They serve me as a medium to continue saying thank you to fiery Sherry and to put my rest in peace wishes for her out there, but also as a reminder of the actual reality which lies between my infatuation with the Nile (whose previous lives I continue to visualize as erotico-festive spectacles of lights, dances, and feasts, amongst other blown out of proportion idealisations characteristic of a westerner) and today’s alarmingly large number of gagged-up and hand-tied Egyptian citizens.
Things being as they are where I come from, matters which relate to freedom of expression easily hit a raw nerve, making the urge to talk about them on public walls become even greater.
© 2020 Cora Marin | Berlin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Series of collages and tranferred ink on old Athens City Hall’s official paper
I. For ideolatry
II. For leisure
III. For labor
IV. For brandish
420 x 600 mm. Cairo, 2019
Arab Springs in Tatters - Benny Avni
The Egyptian Revolution: Between Hope and Despair: Mubarak to Morsi - Mohamed El-Bendary
How to disappear - Haytham El-Wardany
The Constitutional Challenges in Post-Mubarak Egypt - Mahmoud Hamad