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Noha Redwan


This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Curated by Tavia La Follette

Artist Statement

The colorless yellow flowers sleep furiously...
The individual words make sense and are arranged according to proper grammatical rules, yet the result is nonsense! Such as many things in our life (especially with these increasing amounts of social media)...look awesome together, make you feel like you are about to hear or see something important, but if you concentrate a little bit before submitting to the flood, the NONSENSE will punch you right in the face!
Our project simply comes as a wake-up call; let’s think before getting involved, because it’s such a crisis if the nonsense does make sense!



About The Artist

Noha Redwan is a designer and visual and video artist with a degree from the Decoration Department of Helwan University. She is based in Cairo where she has participated in many exhibits in both Cairo and Alexandria including Cordoba Gallery, Gothe Institute, Darb 1718, and El-Sawy Culture Wheel. Noha was nominated by the German Academic Exchange Service to be one of the Arab guests to represent Egypt at the Exchange Project’s conference in Berlin in 2008. Her work was chosen for Adobe-TIG, YOUTH VOICES in 2008 to be shown in Quebec City, Canada, and Noha was recently chosen to exhibit her work at the first biannual short-film festival entitled Women’s Voices from the Muslim World, LA 2011.

Curated by Tavia La Follette


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