The Provisionary That Lasts includes two huge valves that one cannot turn simultaneously, a hybrid pair of headphones, a plug and a series of drawings, all inspired by popular designs to solve everyday problems. Egyptian artist Ahmed Badry enlarges these designs and makes impeccable prototypes from cardboard, which he exhibits alongside a series of drawings that he describes as a manual.
The Provisionary That Lasts is Badry`s first solo show in Egypt since he returned from Switzerland. It was hosted by Medrar for Contemporary Art in December 2014 and January 2015. Medrar.TV invited curator Shehab Awad to discuss the project with Badry. We also documented different stages of making the work and installing the exhibition to highlight how Badry builds his giant sculptures.
The interview is in Arabic and has English subtitles.
This video was produced by Medrar.TV in partnership with the British Council in Egypt. It is part of the `One-on-One` series that sheds light on the work of Egyptian artists through in-depth discussions with fellow artists.
[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]