Photography work, 2016-2019.
28 photo : Digital ink jet prints
Installation: 7 x 5 in.
ea./framed; overall dim. var.
Edition of 3 + AP/exhibition print.
Al Shazly’s photography work explores the social and economic effects of living in populated city like Cairo, relying on showing the relation between icons and spaces within the city.
This visual research draw attention to creative practices of design and how people set up the entrances of their apartments, and the forces and choices behind this phenomena. Her work explores and hopes to analyze these “kitsch” setups, and how they can reflect both a collective aesthetic, as well as individualistic expressions that wish to stand out.
These set ups overflow from the boundaries of the home/apartment, and spill over to the outside as they are shared with the public. Some are so carefully assembled, others appear dusty and neglected. They are like stage sets that become characters in a silent urban performance.
Featured in Paris Biennale Des Photographes Du Monde Arabe Contemporain 2019.
Installation View: Cité Internationale des Arts (Sept/Oct 2019).