[concertina postcards, pedestals in iron, pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper, 110 x 50 x 90 cm]
Fortepiano | Soundtrack under Tahrir Square is an installation composed of a concertina-postcards with 30 shots of myself every day from my terrace in Cairo.* Each self-portrait was realized each day during my residency programme in Cairo, which occurred during the first democratic elections after the Mubarak’s thirty years-long dictatorship.
Every day, during June and July 2012, demonstrations were surrounding the whole area near Tahir Square, below the building were I was hosted. I recorded the the raising chorus of hundred voices, that enter my flat. The shape of this artwork is directly inspired by the digital skyline produced by the audio recordings of demonstrations realised on that terrace.
This work embody a constant desire to actualize my vision and perception of reality taking into account the changes operated over time. The suspension between the collection of material (2012) and the production of the artwork (2016) represents the time needed to mature an opinion from the event to its aftermath.
- The work was realized during the residency at the Townhouse Gallery (2012), as one of the artists selected for the RESÒ program – International Network for Artist residency and Educational Programmes / Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea-Crt
- Eva Frapiccini – Golden Jail | Discovering Subjection / Pasqua Vorgia – Traces, BOZAR – Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 2016