911 (In progress) This Experimental Video was supposed to be a documentary movie about my trip with 2 other Egyptian artists to USA, but while working on the video I’ve discovered things that I didn’t notice before then unexpected questions and answers led to changing the video into a self-portrait showing me how I was and how I became before and after travelling and the secret effect of the revolution that I’ve known lately, the video was a bit shocking to me because I see it got a twisted end.
A journey with 2 other artists to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, talking about the new daily life I’ve got, the dream of travelling, the unusual thing happened there led to calling 911till coming back to Egypt and wishing to go back there and thinking about every possible way for that. In the video I was trying to get some answers to many questions I was asking myself, like why didn’t I feel like a stranger there? And why I always miss the place that I’ve only stayed in for 2 weeks and dreaming of going back? Why didn’t I mind dying there? What is the strange connection bounded me to that place. But during working on that video it turned to be a self-portrait, the questions got more questions than answers, and the other questions led me to know answers for many things I wanted to know that is not even related to that journey or that video, and it turned out to be a self-discovery that I never knew how it will end. The video is consisting of 2 sequences, the first for the real things happened when we called 911 and the state that we didn’t understand what’s happening and how we should act, the other sequence is an ambient visuals accompanied with narration.
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