Taking place at the Cockpit theatre near Church Street, Malak Helmy read on measuring, duration and calibrating psychological geographies to places, events that fall in and out of significance through her recent work, Music for Drifting.
Malak Helmy is an artist whose work explores relationships between constructions of language and constructions of place. Based in Cairo, her artworks explore the line between private and public, science and magic, and metaphor and switches in signification. She co-founded the collective Pericentre Project in October 2008 who initiated the project Kharita which explored relationships between urban development and artistic discourse in the city of Cairo and in 2012 she co-founded the project Emotional Architecture. Helmy received her MFA in Social Practice from the California College of Art in 2010 and her BA from the American University in Cairo.
Her residency was part of an exchange with the QMA’s Mathaf: Museum of Modern Arab Art From Neighbourhood to Neighbourhoods.
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