Game art and Machinima workshops and lectures marathon in Egypt, february 15
Last year, I invited Ahmed El Shaer at la compagnie, a creation center in Marseille, to conduct with me a machinima workshop on borders and migration. He is the author of the machinima “Under Examination” about the borders between the real and the virtual world and he conducts machinima workshops in Egypt. So it was natural for me to invite him in the frame of the antiAtlas of borders exhibition. We were so satisfied of our first collaboration that we decided to go further and to open a succursale of my non profit organization – Kareron – in Egypt.
In this context, Ahmed invited me to come this year in Egypt in order to give a workshop together at the Fayoum Art Center. We were supposed to stay there one week, but finally things happend differently and Ahmed organized a whole trip towards the north of Egypt: we first spent 3 days in Fayoum, then we went to Cairo to the Fine Art Faculty, then we stayed 2 days in Alexandria, one at the Fine Art Faculty and the second day at l’Atelier. Every day a workshop or a lecture, each time with great particpants and hosts. Ahmed succeded to organize a real egyptian machinima tour, it was amazing!