Mohamed Abdelkarim

Multidisciplinary Artist, Egypt

Mohamed Abdelkarim (born 1983 in El-Minya, Egypt) lives in Cairo. Abdelkarim wrote his Master of Arts in Public Spheres at ECAV "Ecole cantonale d'art du Valais", Switzerland, where he began producing text-based performances. In Abdelkarim's performative works, the script bears witness to the research experience. The emphasis in on the process, as a reflection on production and cultural genealogy requires; the process is open-ended, as in story-telling; the montage is non-linear, as it happens when the research is site-oriented. Among other places, his performances have been included in Guild Master of Cabaret Voltaire Manifesta 11, Zurich, Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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the sea that never tells a lie, the truth that never hurts the sea

In One Thousand and One Night, the inanimate objects, land and mountains talks and tells from their perspective. In the same way, the project will try to collect what the sea / the land tells. This performance/essay-based project engages various subjects found within the "locomotion" and travel literature as a foundation for serendipity inspection through several currencies of the mobility as exile, forced migration, exclusion, diaspora, ostracism, mercenary tourism, etc.