What al-Nadeem Knew is a multi-media storytelling project that uses collective memory and official and non-official records to unearth different meanings to the current political and economic predicament of Egypt.

Examining the symbolism of music and its performance, specifically that of iconic Egyptian singer and film actress Um Kalthoum, as being an essential part of the regime propaganda, the installation tries to reconstruct alternative stories about the past, while opening different possibilities to reimagine the future.

Concept: Ismail Fayed

Music/Sound Conception/Dramaturgy: Adham Hafez 

Video/Visual Score: Mohammad Shawky Hassan

Golden Thread Gallery will be operating timed ticketed admission, booking essential.

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