Exhibition – Hybrid Spaces

Exhibition – Hybrid Spaces


Medrar for Contemporary Art

14 January 2018 - 1 February 2018

A solo exhibition by Ahmed Elshaer
Photography, Video, Video game

Opening: Sunday 14 January, 7pm, 
Daily from 3pm until 9pm, except Fridays

Exploring hybrid spaces that have been created through strategy games which reflect the relationships between the virtual and physical world. In these spaces, you have the opportunity to explore a different world or create your own with tools available within this space.

This is how the controversy ended over how novelist Jules Verne extraordinary journeys were the end of its era, where it was said that it was no longer possible to travel to unknown places on earth. In “other spaces” man became wandering with space-time scenarios of different and unusual premise in the virtual worlds or redesigning the place with the concept of hybrid spaces in the virtual world but in reality.

The project came through walking around the sites and places that got the trait of the hybrid space with the same hypothesis and tools of these spaces in the virtual world of strategy games in which i found several points that have this particular trait.The starting point was a refugee camp in Calais, northwestern France and the site of the Atlantic Wall in Dunkirk. The first part of the project has been carried out in France and the second part in cairo.

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A special thanks to: The Institut Français & The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)