Roubaix, France 2021
In a time of silence, I do not have words to say.
In the situation of emptiness, I do not have the ability to move.
In the bustling city, everyone is retreating, the movement decreases, the noise finds another mold. What used to be heard over the years, the sound frequency changed, darkness dominated the noisy city, I always see the sound, but I saw that the sound does not voice.
During 120 days I record sounds of different times every day, the same location but slowly everything has been changed.
In the situation of lockdown, I used the same place, my family home, where we are living in the noisy city in East Cairo; The bustling city, its crowded streets, the 24-hour shops are almost empty. In the morning I used to listen to the street vendors. I started to hear the sound of birds because they have more freedom of movement than people.
Over the course of these days, I made records throughout the day, noting the changes in the area in which I live, Recordings of silent noise. The feeling was silent noise, oscillations in my body, but that did not last for long, the white noise just remains.
This project is part of ‘Of Materials and things’, curated by Exit Frame. The exhibition is presented as part of the season "Un Quartier Généreux" by La Condition Publique, organized on the occasion of the Africa2020 Season.
Photos by: Julien Pitinome
Video by: ExitFram Team