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How can art and activism raise the profile of the climate emergency?

As global leaders arrive in Egypt for Cop27, Artists | Ideas | Now in an eight-part audio series, we hear from Egyptian artists and those with Egyptian heritage, who are using the arts to address the most pressing and complex conversations behind the crisis.

Produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, in partnership with Artists on the Frontline, and supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

Subscribe to the whole series, released from 7 November 2022

Artists | Ideas | Now - Egypt and the Climate Crisis Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

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How can art and activism raise the profile of the climate emergency?

As global leaders arrive in Egypt for Cop27, Artists | Ideas | Now in an eight-part audio series, we hear from Egyptian artists and those with Egyptian heritage, who are using the arts to address the most pressing and complex conversations behind the crisis.

Produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, in partnership with Artists on the Frontline, and supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

Subscribe to the whole series, released from 7 November 2022

    Sarah Rifaat – Community

    Sarah Rifaat – Community

    Sarah Rifaat is an Egyptian graphic designer, photographer, theatre performer, and environmental and climate activist. 

    Sarah was the Arab World Co-ordinator for 350 and participated in the first Arab Youth Climate Movement. Sarah founded Khoyout Troupe which uses theatre as a tool for development and social change.

    @sarahspeakstome
    @sarahrifaat

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

    • 17 min
    Yara Mekawei – Sound

    Yara Mekawei – Sound

    Yara Mekawei has always had a passion for recording the sounds around her. An artist, scholar, electric musician, and producer of Radio Submarine she draws inspiration from the dynamic flow of urban centres and the infrastructure of cities.

    The music you hear on this series is Yara’s, Feed on Wasted Energy is from her LP 1963.

    www.yaramekawei.com
    yaramekawei.bandcamp.com

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

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    • 18 min
    Aya Tarek – Street Art

    Aya Tarek – Street Art

    Aya Tarek is renowned for the giant murals painted in public spaces, whether in their home town of Alexandria, in 2011 during the revolution and most recently in countries including Brazil, USA & Geneva. 

    Aya’s constant pursuit of finding new ways to engage the public and drive for artistic independence has taken them from canvas to murals, digital art to 3D-motion graphics, feature films and creating Egypt’s first art collection for an NFT marketplace.

    ayatarek.com
    @queenofazarita2

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

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    • 20 min
    Adham Faramawy – Nature

    Adham Faramawy – Nature

    Adham Faramawy is an artist based in London. 

    Their work spans media including moving image, sculptural installation, and print, thinking through issues of materiality, touch and toxic embodiment to question ideas of the natural in relation to marginalized communities. 

    They lecture at both Goldsmiths University, London and Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. In 2018 they presented a show on the body and VR for BBC Radio 4, in 2019 they premiered their video piece ‘Skin Flick’ at a screening at Tate Britain dedicated to their work. 

    They were shortlisted for the Jarman Award in both 2017 and 2021. 

    Their work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Niru Ratnam Gallery, London, in group shows at Whitechapel Gallery, Somerset House, and Serpentine Gallery and in 2022 they performed their first live work as part of the Serpentine Ecologies program ‘Back to Earth’.

    adhamfaramawy.com

    Insta/Twitter: @adham_faramawy

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

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    • 19 min
    Hazem Header – Dance

    Hazem Header – Dance

    Hazem Header is an Egyptian contemporary dancer and choreographer. 

    With a BA of Physical education, studies of Personal training, Biomechanics and Kinesiology and a long career as a personal trainer and volleyball coach, Hazem decided to focus on contemporary dance in 2009. Hazem studied at the governmental center “Cairo Contemporary Dance Center (CCDC)” at Cairo Opera House. There he gained experience in choreography.

    In 2013 Hazem founded his own dance company ‘ NÜT Dance Company’ (NDC);

    NÜT Dance Company is a Cairo established & legally recognized entity that produces and creates contemporary dance, physical performances & culture events.

    @Hazemheader_NDC

    www.facebook.com/NUTDanceCompany

    facebook.com/breakingwallsfestival

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

    Review, Subscribe and Share this series

    • 16 min
    Yasmine El Rashidi - Place

    Yasmine El Rashidi - Place

    Yasmine El Rashidi is the author of The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution and Chronicle of a Last Summer a coming-of-age novel that was long-listed for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award. She is a regular contributor to the The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and a contributing editor to the Middle East arts and culture quarterly Bidoun.

    Read more about Yasmine El Rashidi and follow her on Twitter @YasmineElrashidi

    Artists | Ideas | Now is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival in collaboration with Artists on the Frontline.

    The series was supported by The Space and Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery.

    The producers are Laura Marie Brown and Zoe Lafferty. Executive Producer is Sarah Fortescue.

    Subscribe, Review and Share this series 

    • 21 min

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