Marianne Fahmy & Amir Youssef, both born in 1992, live in Egypt. Fahmy studied at the faculty of Fine Arts at Alexandria University. Previous exhibitions a.o. at the Fine Art Museum, Alexandria; Saad Zaghloul Museum, Cairo. In 2014 she was awarded at the 25th Youth Salon Exhibition. Youssef who is assistant teacher at the faculty of Fine Arts, took part in the documenta 13 as an artist assistant with Theaster Gates. Art director for Wael Shawky’s film Al Araba Al Madfuna II. Participated in the Mediterranea 17 (2015).
Other films: The Room (2016)
31 Silent Encounters
(EGY 2016, Digital, 7’30’’, Arabic)
A purposefully simple and poignant conversation based on love letters written in Egypt in the 1950s. The dialogue of an imprisoned Communist activist with his wife, illustrated with current film images of buildings from the period. Little by little, social and political problems superimpose themselves over the couple‘s feelings, just as the realization of current problems in Egypt erases every trace of nostalgia.