Middle East Institute, Washington DC
18.00 - 19.30
Lara Baladi will present the work she produced before and after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and her current interactive storytelling project based on efforts to archive and interpret the 2011 Revolution in the digital age.
Widely exhibited in Europe and the Middle East, Baladi is known for a body of work which weaves personal and socio-political narratives into non-linear cultural memories. During the 2011 Egyptian revolution and its aftermath, Baladi co-founded two media initiatives, Tahrir Cinema and the first free online radio, Radio Tahrir.
For the 2014-15 academic year, she received a fellowship from MIT University's Open Documentary Lab to research and apply new technologies to the "transmedia' project: Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age"
The discussion will be moderated by Carol Huh, Curator of Contemporary Asian Art of the
Freer-Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art.