LEAP INTO COLOR. FILM INSTALLATION
1930-1950: Cairo is a vibrant cosmopolitan centre for art, cinema, music, cabarets and political ferment. The Armenian Egyptian photographer Armand (Armenak Arzrouni 1901 Erzurum – 1963 Cairo) captures the artists and politicians frequenting his studio in Downtown, Cairo.
2012.: Philippe Arzrouni (the son of Armand who lives in Denmark since the 1960s) returns to Cairo for the first time in 30 years to find out what has happened to his father’s photographs. Memories from the past interfere with the present and fragments of archival material interweave in the current and become inextricable.
The video installations collect fragments of memories, archival material and re-staged footage to provide the audience and participants with space and time to gather the fragments they are presented with into new assemblages.
Katrine Dirckink Holmfeld
Producer: Nadim Shartouny
Creative direction: Ali Kyas
Sound Design: Maurice Luca
Art direction: Ali Kays
design and animation: Ali Kays
Editing and compositing: Ali Kays