The interactive video workshop lead by Renaud Vercey and Bruno Voillot with the help of Mohamed Youssef has begun on monday at the French Cultural center of Alexandria. The participants will work on the creation of a interactive DVD dealing with the aesthetics of futurism within the city of Alexandria. After a first day of discussion and the discovery of the specificity of multimedia forms, they are today shooting material in the city.
The participants of the workshop are :
Nancy Adel is a 22 years old student at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Alexandria (painting) and also a theater actress. She participated in many theater workshops and theatrical plays. She also has an experience in cinema, as an actress, as a director’s assistant, and as a production assistant.
Her first experience as a director can be seen on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpPHLxoa74U
Mayye Zayed is 24. She studied Communication and electronic engineering and is now studying cinema at the Jesuit Cultural Center of Alexandria. She participated in many cinema/video related workshop, in Alexandria and Cairo, and also worked as a website designer.
Ayat Elmihy studied political sciences at Cairo University, while following painting and movie making courses. She directed a first documentary film about Alexandria, called « Life and well being », that has been screened at the Cairo Opera and at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Karim Shaaban is 19. He studies Information Technology in Thebas Academy in Cairo and is also a film maker a digital artist, and a graphic He was part of the Egyptian artists selection for the Skopje Biennal in 2009.
His website : http://www.karimshaaban.com
His youtube space: http://www.youtube.com/kinoodzio
His deviantart space : http://www.karimshaaban.deviantart.com
Sara Hany Abed is 23. She studied fine arts (painting) at the University of Alexandria. She participated in photography and installation workshops, and various exhibitions. She was chosen among the egyptian delegation for the Skopje Biennale in 2009. She developped art activities with children of special needs.
Lamyaa Moghazy is 23. She’s a visual artist who participated in RAMI platform in Alexandria and Beirut. She studied at the painting department of the Faculty of Fine arts in Alex and participated in several workshops related with animation and sound and image on the web. Her works was showed in Alexandria and she was part of the egyptian artists selection at the Bari Biennal in 2008.
Mona Mahfouz is 35. She’s studying painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Alexandria. This is her first participation in a video art workshop. She took part in various painting, and artistic workshops.
Medhat Elsoudy is 36, he studied at the Fine Arts Faculty of Alexandria. He is a member of the syndicate of Fine artists and a teacher at the Fine Arts Faculty (painting). His works were exhibited in Alexandria and his video screened in France and he was rewarded many prizes. His movie « Control room », that will be screened at the bibliotheca arts center tonight, can be seen on his youtube space :