Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.

Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012
HD video, b/w, sound, 21:21 min
Commissioned by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Produced by the Ernst Shering Foundation, Berlin

Al Araba El Madfuna is about the reorganization processes of social and political systems, particularly the strong local processes tied to myth and ancestry which have been observed in the Arab world for decades. Through re-enactments of historical events with children Shawky makes a cultural hybridization of narrative and aesthetic strategy. History, memory and myth collide and are placed in a binary relationship in which memory can be seen as a less legitimate means of establishing the past, or conversely, history can be seen as the destroyer of a more authentic, existentially rich living memory.