Tahrir, 2012

Video – PAL 16/9 – Color – 8 min loop

Courtesy of the artist, Eva Hober gallery (FR) and Reinhard Hauff gallery (DE)

 


Tahrir consists in a stroboscopic assembly of images from Tahrir Square, shot during the second Egyptian revolution. The video successively pictures, at a speed of 25 images per second, an image of policemen and one of rioters.
Thanks to retinal persistence, the eye of the beholder gathers them in a third, ghost-like image – that of a hypnotic and brutal battle eld.