Visual and sound artist Sara Hamdy is the fourth scholar of the Radio Art Residency. Her artistic practice includes visuals and sound as well as text and performance. What leads her works is the hidden and concealed – this, what we cannot see nor hear, but only sense:
I’m fascinated by what we call ›madness‹. In Arabic ›mad‹ means the hidden, in the sense of concealement. There is something of whose existence we know but we don’t see it, like the unspoken history of memory, like the gardens behind the walls or the woods with their hidden seeds in the earth.
During her stay in Halle Hamdy strives to create a radio space which further explores the thresholds of normality.
Hamdy graduated in fine arts at the Helwan University in Cairo and participated in exhibitions and residency programs in Egypt, the Arab region and Europe, such as Mass Alexandria program (2016), the HWP program at Ashkal Alwan foundation in Lebanon (2012), and PROGR Art Center in Bern (2019).
Photo: Thies Streifinger