Assistant Professor Laila Shereen Sakr (Film & Media Studies) has had a busy and creative year.
February to March, 2020, Laila’s solo exhibition at the American University of Cairo’s (AUC) Tahrir Cultural Center, Beit Um Amel /بيت ام امل X“, shared a virtual archive of “Pixelated self-portraits, digital archives of social media activity in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and “R-Shief Portal” with visitors that could be experienced and manipulated on wall-mounted iPads. To read the reviews and glimpse some of her imagery see:
- Michelsen, Leslee “In Cairo, Artists Use Pixels, Cyborgs, and More to Examine Technology and Belief,” Hyperallergic, March 9, 2020.
- Khallaf, Rania. “The sound of a glitch,” Al-Ahram Online, February 25, 2020.
- Editors. “AUC’s TCC Hosts Three Exhibitions on Art and Technology” Albawaba: Your Gateway to the Middle East, February 13, 2020
Laila (aka VJ Um Amel) also had two installations in group exhibitions. Feb-March 2020 – Birds طيور/ 1.0″ X, dye sublimation on metal, in the Glitch/ غليتش exhibition in the Margo Veillon Gallery at AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (Cairo, Egypt); Jan-March 2020 – Touch Data Body X, interactive media installation, curated by Selwa Sweidan & Laura Darlington: Beyond Embodiment at The Brand Art Gallery (Glendale, CA).
To learn more about Laila’s work visit: https://vjumamel.com