Sunday, 15 January 2012

Workshop "Composing a Message with Ordinary Objects" at Darb 1718

Darb 1718 for Contemporary Arts is organizing a workshop to learn how to compose a message with ordinary objects, operated by Youssef Limoud and starting from 7.30pm Monday 23rd of January 2012

About the artist :
Youssef Limoud is an Egyptian artist and art critic, born in Egypt in 1964. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo and at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany. His work comes out of an interest in abstraction as a language in which invention, analysis, and the chemistry of paint can work in a melting pot with each other. He has shown his works in private and group exhibitions in Cairo and internationally. He has been living and working in Switzerland since 1990.

Workshop topic :
The concept of 'Found Objects' in the history of visual arts, was started almost a hundred years ago by the Dadaists when Marcel Duchamp founded his theory, the Readymade.The Dadaists mainly based their work on this concept of 'Found Objects', and the German artist Kurt Schwitters who was part of the movement allegedly said: “Everything an artist spits out is art.”
Since then, the artistic sense has developed in such a way that the artist started manipulating undisguised objects to create works of arts that reflect on the meaning (ideas) and and are loaded with a spirit of a whole generation. An example is the German artist Joseph Beuys who used objects found in everyday life and transferred them into meaningful art works.
In this workshop we will be using objects that we usually throw away: pieces of wood, plastic, metal, kitchen tools, etc and we will try to release its hidden energy, each artist in his own way.
Workshop targets:
Using whatever exist around: found objects or useless old things as a potential material for creating significant pieces of art

Terms of submission

Places limited to 12 people
Duration: 10 sessions of 3 hours each
start date: Monday 23rd Jan 7.30pm
end date: Monday 20 Feb
*Course sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – all starting at 7.30pm
Fee: 1000 LE
For Registration
Please call the mobile number 01117409697

Thursday, 12 January 2012

"Hit and Run" Theater Performance at Darb 1718

Darb 1718 and Masra7 Masha3 is inviting you to attend a performance that is the result of a two-day workshop "Hit and Run" based in personal story and improvisations.

This performance is based on real stories of the performers, they are sharing them with you hoping to find a community in the audience. They are hoping that this community might, through interventions, be able to start a theatrical dialogue about the incidents that find us every day as cairenes, and more importantly, human beings.
You will be invited to watch, and participate if you’d like, in the action taking place on stage.

Invite your friends, and come with an open heart.
Because a tree falls in the forest, and all the other trees hear it.

"Hit an Run" Theatre Performance will happend on January, 14 at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

"Hit and Run" Theater Workshop at Darb 1718

Hit and Run workshop is a theatre workshop based on personal story to explore moments of conflict in which our skills of communication did not help us.
In a time of such uncertainty and loss of control over our future, we have to wonder why as a community, in many moments we end up violent solutions. As a branch is to a tree, we are as individuals vital parts of the bigger organism that is our society. We have to wonder, how have the personal one-on-one incidents where we have failed to explain ourselves contribute to a bigger conflict? (If at all)

As vague as the hypothesis might sound, even us as the younger generation can remember a time where a dispute on the street ended with less punches and screams. Have the voices in our heads mislead us and harmed more than helped us in resolving such situations?

Through theatre games, we will create short skits based in our personal story where we experienced a loss of control that led to us not knowing what to do. We will create a safe creative space that helps us rebuild those moments so that we can present them, and work through them with our community.

This workshop is a part of popular theatre movement. For more information on popular theatre and the Masra7 Masha3 project, please visit

The workshops are going to happend at January, 12th at 6 p.m. and at January, 13th at 9 p.m.
Spaces are limited, if you're interested in joining or have any questions, please call 01006769969