80 Million

Land: 
eg
Year: 
2009
Duration: 
4 min.
Format:
film/video

Something is about to explode: Zayan and Abedeen break out in a rhapsodic percussive dialogue, seizing the power of a popular life on the brink of implosion. Charged and charging, the deliberate performance in the absence of their instruments transpose pathos and agency. The video has best been described as ‘part-tribute, part-elegy’ to Egypt’s population of eighty million people.

 

(Image: Mohamed Zayan and Eslam Zeen El Abedeen. 80 Million)

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