ROOFTOP RADIO

RoofTop Radio is part of the installation In the waiting room.

 

It is mostly set from a rooftop of downtown Cairo's old foreign buildings. In Egypt, rooftops are commonly used for a variety of purposes. From unstable habitat to open storage room. In this particular rooftop, no one lived there. In the sun layed the remains of furnitures from an old appartement, a black veil suspended on a small wooden booth, a stray cat wandering around. An italian bath lays in the sun, flipped over, as the remains of an old Egypt.

The camera's angle suggests a sort of outdoor Huit clos. The eye of the beholder wonders around, emprisonned on a roofTop. This open seclusion seems to mirror that of an entire people, stuck in a no man's time.