Telematch Shelter

Land: 
eg
Year: 
2008
Duration: 
5 min
Format:
film/video

The works of Wael Shawky reproduce realities of the Arab world, often recreated from fragments of the region or its history in videos that are charged with stereotypical connotations. Shawky employs cliched elements such as vast, derelict desert landscapes where camels and donkeys replace vehicles, and where groups of children are directed to take part in reproduced narratives. Demonstrated through a looping video of a Bedouin-rural mobilization cycle, Telematch Shelter is about the aspiration of a Bedouin society to develop into a prosperous farming community.