VJ Um Amel along with sound artist Fadi Sakr in a live cinema performance curated by Laura Marks at the “Information Erupts into Perception” screenings at ISEA in Vancouver 2015. SEE sched.co/3ZrF

“Laila Shereen Sakr, aka VJ Um Amel, is known for her founding and ongoing work with the R-Shief project that uses social media extraction and data analysis of contemporary global struggles, people’s movements and national crises (using Egypt and the US as her targets) to study our communications over such crises as the recent war in Gaza and the Ferguson protest, and what they say about us. R-Shief issues a global call for participants to view, study, and use its unique and colossal archive – as a form of counter-surveillance. Shereen Sakr will talk about these ideas and more, preceding her performance.”