Welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 150 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
The life of a rabbit in reverse. Cairo sunsets. The haunting 1920s music of Na'ima Al-Misriyya. A distressed man wandering through Zurich.
In most galleries, these disparate images would never be displayed together. But 'Lost and Found' exhibits are known for bringing together unusual combinations of images. The show's Cairo debut at Townhouse on Sunday night was no exception to the rule.
"I want a mix of high and low art," said organizer Julia van Mourik. "When you see something filmed with a handheld camera next to something that's very well made, you start to see different things."
Written for L&F Cairo (03–12–2006)