Fahmy Shahin - Untitled - 2017 - Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin – Untitled – 2017 – Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin - plastic-ocean-desert-sky 2016 - Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin – plastic-ocean-desert-sky 2016 – Courtesy of the artist

ATPdiary ha chiesto a una selezione di spazi indipendenti italiani di presentare degli artisti con cui hanno collaborato o collaboreranno nei prossimi mesi. L’obiettivo è di presentare una nuova generazione di artisti (si spera bravi) seguiti da altrettanti spazi per la crescita di nuovi talenti.

63rd-77th STEPS  presenta –

FAHMY SHAHIN

Analogous to my upbringing, I find my artistic process references a recent history of technology and techno-capitalism; what starts as a quick and instinctive drawing often ends up in 3D modelling software or becoming digitally fabricated. Born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1983, I’m aware of the embedded politics and historical context of the tools and the material I choose to use for my work. At the same time, being exposed to two intricate systems of belief, Egyptology and Islam, shaped my specific fascination with mythologies, especially those that made their way into today’s politics by means of interpretation and appropriation.

Fahmy Shahin – Military, Self-portrait, 2013 - Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin – Military, Self-portrait, 2013 – Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin - Pipeline geography, 2017 - Courtesy of the artist

Fahmy Shahin – Pipeline geography, 2017 – Courtesy of the artist

MARGARET HEINES
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Los Angeles

Margaret Haines’s latest films are multifaceted meandering narratives riddled with philosophical investigation. Her shooting and editing style merges points of view, mixes staged scenes with improvised encounters. Haines’s frame oscillates between a myriad of traditional cinema styles, from Hollywood fiction film to cinéma vérité, in the creation of a unique form. The films are rife with colliding references to the works of Jean Genet, Kate Millett, Adorno, and allusions to ancient Greek mythology, corporate America, celebrity culture, Astrology, and Thrasher magazine. The result is an examination of culture and aesthetics that stretches the definitions of what is poetically and politically possible within the moving image art category of short film
Santi Vernetii 

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘The Stars Down To Earth’ (2016) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘You face god and the camera at the same time’ (2017) Video still. Courtesy the artist

Margaret Haines, ‘You face god and the camera at the same time’ (2017) Video still. Courtesy the artist