17 March 2013
The Recording Against Regimes was a series of cultural events presenting video art and films inspired by political changes in Poland in the 1980s, in Germany around the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and in Egypt since January 2011. Organised by ARCHiNOS in collaboration with the WRO Art Centre from Wroclaw, Poland, it was co-funded by the European Union as part of its annual Cultural Cooperation Programme in Egypt and additionally supported by the Embassies of Germany and Poland, as well as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
It included the presentation of experimental video productions in the Darb 1718 Cultural Centre in Fustat in Cairo, screening of Polish, German and Egyptian films at the Centre’s open-air cinema, and a whole-day session of public panel discussions with Egyptian, German, and Polish authors of the presented works which was held in the historic al-Sinnari house.
The installation at the Darb 1718 was open until 23 March 2013 and attracted considerable public interest.
Photo: The Ambassador of Poland H.E. Piotr Puchta, ARCHiNOS director Agnieszka Dobrowolska, and Berlin-based filmmaker Cynthia Beatt exchange comments at the reception held at ARCHiNOS headquarters on the occasion of the opening