For its 10th edition, Cairo Video Festival invited artists to reflect on the most recent global video art and experimental film productions, with a programme that captures the spirit of playfulness and experimentation the festival has always embraced.
To our delight, Pro Helvetia Cairo supported the participation of Swiss artists, Max Philipp Schmid and Dirk Koy and their artoworks “Membrane” and “Luftraum” and “Construction/deconstruction” respectively.
This year’s CVF featured nine programs, installed and screened across the Cairo, and spanned genres that include music video, VR, glitch, performance, dance, animation, CGI, narrative, film essay, covid-eo art, and video poetry, invoking a commitment to working and experimenting in the field. One program looked at mental processes and perceptions of space and time in the digital world, while another investigated the hidden codes of city life. A third took viewers out of space and time altogether; a fourth explored ideas of doublethink, comfort and fear, memory and image. These programs were thought of as site-specific screen happenings, interventions, and collaborations, and hoped to offer exciting and alternative ways of navigating spaces around the city.