Meeting Points 8 - Postscript, Cairo, December 18-20, 2017
In Cairo this December, we invite you to Postscript, the final event of Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain. Taking place at Contemporary Image Collective and the Windsor Hotel, with a finale party at Underground, Postscript activates some of the films, books, events and productions Mophradat has presented over the past two years.
7 pm, December 18, at the Windsor Hotel’s Barrel Bar, 19 Alfy Bey Street, downtown Cairo:
Andeel reads his new short story commissioned by Mophradat. Next Floor is about the decisive moment in which a five-year-old’s school adventures confront him with his own consciousness and emotions. Getting to grips with the existence of the other, he wonders if we are the subjects of a strictly controlled experiment.
7pm, December 19, at the CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat, downtown Cairo:
As a tribute to Francis McKee’s book How to Know What’s Really Happening (Kayfa Ta/Mophradat), responses are given to the question What’s Your Favorite Conspiracy Theory? by filmmaker, curator and writer Alia Ayman, artist Rana ElNemr, sound artist Yara Mekawei, and curator and writer Francis McKee, in the presence of a painting by Mona Marzouk.
7pm, December 20, at CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat, downtown Cairo
To mark the publication of the interviews book These are the tools of the present: Cairo – Beirut (Mophradat/Sternberg), responses to the question What’s Your Favorite Tool? from novelist, translator and editor Nael Eltoukhy, filmmaker Nadine Khan, political ecologist and environmental educator Pam Labib, and curator and writer Francis McKee against a backdrop by Nile Sunset Annex.
On December 20, at Underground, 23B Syria Street, Mohandessin, Cairo.
A party to launch a brand new vinyl LP by The Dwarfs of East Agouza (Alan Bishop, Maurice Louca, Sam Shalabi) recorded live as part of Both Sides of the Curtain in Beirut, produced in collaboration with UnRock, and with special cover art by Mariana Castillo Deball. Celebratory DJ sets by Bishop, Maxton Fort, and Mister EZ.
All events are free, public and primarily in Arabic (with whispered translation at CIC).
Meeting Points 8 is produced in cooperation with the Allianz Foundation. Thank you to the British Council in Cairo, Gypsum Gallery, and our Postscript partners.