Art in public, art for the public.

The alternative scene in Alexandria, at its beginning, was more about finding an autonomous space away from the public rather than being with the public. But I guess that, when the Revolution started, and most of the independent artists fully participated, they started to re-think their artistic practices, their commitment as it would be expressed through art.

The first option was to express obvious political messages through different art forms. Singing a song about revolution, painting a scene from the revolution, and so on and so forth. But then, some artists felt this wasn’t the true “meaning” of revolutionary art. Revolutionary art didn’t mean art that has the Revolution as its object, but art which is subverted by Revolution, art forms that are broken, changed, brought to the ground.

The Sawtyat project is, in this respect, a form of revolutionary art. The artist is hanged, the art is freed. People are surrounded by the Sound and are amazed by it while “invisible hands” make inanimate objects come to life.

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