Joy in the Narrative
The works and themes featured in this exhibition are based on the philosophical impressions and contemplative manifestations of the morphological image. These manifestations focus on multi-image illustrations on the premise that the image is actually a renewed search for narrative messages. In turn, these messages impart a visible effect on scenic formations, examples of which are symbols and signs as well as traces of Memories that are linked to the narrative or daily fabric of my life.
Here, the narrator depicts events, either by positioning them or commenting on them while at the same time maintaining a dialogue with the beholder.
In visual arts the narrative takes the form of a visual dialogue, finding expression in the presentation of the scene in which the image and multi-media expression is presented. In turn, the spiritual, emotional, and symbolical aspects are transformed into tangible ones.
The sense of joy is expressed as a human, social, and cultural act that is embedded in the Egyptian character. This innate joy is actually the pivot around which social behaviors are enacted.
From here spring the touches of joy in the spaces and installation materials used to construct a certain scene. As for the narrative itself, it takes multiple forms ranging from the sensory to the realistic; the apparent and what lies beneath. The same theme of joy pervades the multi-layered installations.
The very details within each scene leave an imprint on the abstract elements by merging nostalgic sentiments with the trappings of the present; the changing face of human and social relations, rituals, and customs as well as the plethora of sayings, folk tales, jokes that represent the legendary Egyptian sense of humor. To me, this rich cultural detail embodies the essence of joy, serving both as an anchor to the real world and a source of inspiration.
The scenographic composition plays on the dynamics between the different social classes, transcending the level of the individual to that of the collective experience.