External Rotation, 2012

Mohamed Abdelkarim
External Rotation, 2012
Two-channel colour
Black and white video projection
Sound
12 minutes
Film still

Overview

Mohamed Abdelkarim engages with notions of authorship and representation, camouflage and concealment, exchange and play. His work tackles subjects such as tourism, religion, politics and economics. He has a longstanding interest in the relationship between capitalism, violence and masculinity.

In External Rotation, the Qur’anic story of the People of the Cave (known in the Biblical tradition as the Seven Sleepers) is retold through personal events with a political and social dimension, and framed by an interview with someone antagonistic to the artist.

2013

This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 11

Produced by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

Artwork Images

External Rotation

Mohamed Abdelkarim
2012

Two-channel colour
Black and white video projection
Sound
Produced by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

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External Rotation

Abdelkarim, Mohamed

Mohamed Abdelkarim engages with notions of authorship and representation, camouflage and concealment and exchange and play