Mohammad Shawky Hassan
EGYPT, 2015, DIGITAL, 24 MIN
ARABIC/ENGLISH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
And on a Different Note is a navigation of an attempt to carve out a personal space amid an inescapable sonic shield created primarily by prime time political talk shows, with their indistinguishable, absurd, and at times undecipherable rhetoric/noises. Equally repulsive and addictive, these noises travel across geographies, gradually constituting an integral part of a self-created map of exile.
Mohammad Shawky Hassan is a filmmaker and video artist living and working between Cairo and Berlin. His films include It Was Related to Me (2011), On a Day like Today (2012), and And on a Different Note (2015), the latter of which premiered at the Berlinale Forum Expanded and was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as part of its permanent collection.