Malak Helmy

Records from the Excited State – Chapter 3
Egypt 2012

13.02. 15:30 Arsenal Cinema 1
16.02. 16:00 CinemaxX 5

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Records from the Excited State – Chapter 3 explores the notion and experience of ‘suspension.’ It is composed of three scenes in landscape: a salt flat, a beach, and a future nuclear power plant. Five characters wander on the edge of a narrative, anticipating employment into function and meaning. Like the landscape, these characters are extras on the periphery of an event, charged with desire of awaiting time and of resolve.
Records from the Excited State is an ongoing project that conducts an analysis over time of biological and social rhythms of a site of leisure on the coastline of Egypt.

Malak Helmy, born 1982 in Alexandria, Egypt, is an artist based in Cairo who works with video, text based work, and collective initiatives. Most recently, her work has been included in the Ninth Gwangju Biennial (2012), Documenta 13’s Cairo Seminar (2012), and Art Dubai (2011), amongst others.

Format: HD video
Running time: 6 min