- Artist Basim Magdi
- Title 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World
- Date 2011
- Medium Super film transferred to HD video
- Duration 5 minutes, 16 seconds
In 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World, a list of numbered guidelines seem to be narrated by tulips with faces drawn on their petals. The bleak, futile and mostly defeatist scenario outlined by the rules is interrupted by scenes depicting acts of transition and repetition. Along with the subtle and dark humour, such interruptions are key to the narrative.