I had the chance to collaborate with Dawlaty (a Syrian NGO that works on suggesting alternatives and in democratic transition, building capacity, transitional justice, human rights and conflict management.) as video editor for certain themes we discussed and agreed to work on and as a designer. My video work would mainly consist of finding footage and material uploaded by amateurs related to the theme we chose and make a short video out of them.
The outcome was four videos:
Propaganda – Visual Arts Interactive Installation
The idea behind the exhibition stemmed from a long process of brainstorming by the three members of the exhibition’s group. The idea of “propaganda in media” was translated into installations, videography, illustrations, and painting. The result was an interactive exhibition par excellence, reflecting the collective, as opposed to individual, efforts of the group in terms of form, content, interrelations, and also in the relation to the exhibition space — all together addressing exactly the same theme and idea.
The exhibition which was held in May 2012 in a hundred-year-old bakery in Damascus that was recently made into an art gallery. The Installation was highly acclaimed by both professional and amateur artists, and art lovers from different ages and walks of life.
Shattered Identity video as part of the installation played in loop mode.