Suggesting there is no longer a digital divide between theory and practice, Beit Um Amel inhabits the integration of technology into our everyday lives means we are all already living an immersive digital experience. The figure of Arab cyborg and mother come together in VJ Um Amel/ فيجاي ام امل who transformed a gallery space in Cairo into her home. Welcoming visitors into her home, the cyborg asks that we navigate shifting datascapes with greater intentionality, awareness, and an insistence on hope.
10 works: interactive, sculpture, metal, canvas, and projection.
Future Gallery, Tahrir Cultural Center, American University in Cairo
Curated by Shiva Balaghi, Ph.D., Curatorial essay
February 12 – March 11, 2020