Out on the Street – Variations is an exhibition of the project of the 2015 German Pavillion at La Biennale di Venezia.
The film Out on the Street (2015) is about an acting workshop in a working-class Cairo neighborhood. 10 men recount episodes of exploitation, humiliation, and injustice; their stories center on the privatization of a factory but invariably extend to harassment by police and Egypt’s corrupt justice system. The workers then reenact these scenarios, creating a biting exposé of worker conditions ever more effective for the immediacy of the one-room setting, which affirms itself—in the real time of the workshop—as a momentary haven from a life of precariousness.
- Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk exhibition view 'Out on the Street - Variations', Hamburg 2015
- Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk, Out on the street, 2012-15, screen shot