Venice - National Participation

Egypt

Giardini

09 May 201522 Nov 2015

The installation at the Egyptian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale consists of five three dimensional shapes that forms letters of the word PEACE covered with grass.

Peace represents Arabic lingual equivalent for paradise that is related to planting and greening as well as it represents the inner peace for The Human being.
Thus, the Audience seeks the path that achieves the word (PEACE), and represents the state that humans aim for whether aware or not aware of the entire truth.
In that regards, the viewer can set a program of augmented reality on his cellular before entering the hall, and when applicating this program on the phone screen or laptop or display screens inside the hall, will see two options, one negative and one positive, then the viewer chooses one.
And observes the embodied in a different case the five letters switch to ten different scenes five positive and negative and deals the realistic interaction of the user by touching the screen for example, when trying to extinguish the fire with his hand on running away from fear when touching an animal.
This programmed application in the Concept represents the knowledge of human being that affects his vision for the truth, and his vision in the formation of the peace that he wants under his own perspective.

  • Egyptian Pavilion Egyptian Pavilion
  • Egyptian Pavilion Egyptian Pavilion

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Contacts & Details

DEPUTY CURATOR:
Ministry of Culture

COMMISSIONER:
Hany Al Ashkar

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Biennale Ticket

ADDRESS:
Giardini della Biennale, Castello 1260 Venice, 30121 Italy