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19 Nov - 25 Nov 2007

RAMI Encounters

In this phase, the goal of the RAMI project is to convene with artists, partners, Egyptian cultural and academic institutions to share questions and experiences in the relationship between arts and digital tools. These encounters will benefit from the various steps executed since October 2006 in the frame of RAMI, ARBOMED and Seconde Nature, in Alexandria, Beirut and Marseille.
Basically, the Encounters will be divided into 3 steps. Each one will deal with one question that will be discussed by artists, curators, researchers, organizers and producers.
The encounters will be held in Arabic, English and French.

Step 1
From 2 to 3:30pm

The Relationship between the arts and the digital tools?
Web arts, performing arts and Multimedia: historic approaches and examples of artistic procedures and works.

Roundtable with Ricardo Mbarkho (artist, researcher, teacher, member of YASMIN network), Renaud Vercey (Artist), Claudine Dussollier (ZINC/ECM)
Open discussion.
Conclusion by Reem Hassan (artist and teacher in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Alexandria University, the Atelier of Alexandria and Dwayer)

Step 2
From 4 to 6 pm

The artistic needs and the production contexts?
The experiences of workshops (RAMI, children and international workshops at the Atelier of Alexandria...) and the personal artistic experiences…

Roundtable with Moataz El Safty, Sharif El Sayed and Reem Hassan (Dwayer group), Assia Meliani (Atelier of Alexandria), Mohamed Youssef, (Artist: the Table production and his work in progress The Particles), Nahla Matar (Composer, educator and professor at the Helwan University in Cairo)
Open discussion with the participation of several artists: Hadil Azmy, Pascale El-Kareh, Ahmed Essamra, Charbel Haber, Manale Kharrat, Jean Marc Nahas, Renaud Vercey, Ahmed Saleh…

Conclusion by Abdo Nawar (Shams and ICARE in Beirut) and Brigitte Remer (CCF Alexandria)

Break with cocktail offered by Atelier and new visit of Atelier’s Espace culture multimedia

Step 3
From 7 to 9:30 pm:

Nowadays challenges and opportunities in artistic procedures integrated to new technologies spaces and tools?

Opening contribution with Christine Coulanges and Nchan Manoyan, (7 Portes group in Marseilles).
Open discussion

Conclusion by Abdo Nawar (Shams and ICARE in Beirut), Doctor Mohamed Rafik Khalil (President of the Atelier of Alexandria) and Claudine Dussollier (ZINC/ECM)

Sunday, November 25

At the Faculty of Fine Arts
of the University of Alexandria

12 to 3 pm
Seminar in the University of Alexandria around web and multimedia arts .

With Ricardo Mbarkho (artist, researcher, teacher, member of Yasmin network),
Introduced by Reem Hassan, teacher in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Alexandria.

At the Atelier of Alexandria
From 5 to 8 pm

Last chance to visit «The Table» interactive work of Sharif El Sayed and Mohamed Youssef.

In Arts Center - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
8 to 10 pm

Intermedia , experimental music concert with compositions of Nahla Mattar, Marwan Fawzy, Mohamed Adel and Amr Okba and musicians from Cairo
Performance with Jean Marc Nahas (Visual artists) and Charbel Haber (Musician), artists from Lebanon.

Contacts: Moataz El Safty
Atelier of Alexandria:  atelieralex.com>
Phone: 03 48 60 26
Mail: RAMI project: ramiproject lafriche.org

RAMI is supported by Anna Lindh Foundation, El Mawred El Thakafy, Mission Culturelle Française à Beyrouth, la Region PACA, le Ministère des affaires étrangères français, Ford foundation, YASMIN Network

With for this step the help of the French Cultural Center , Archeological Study Center, the Arts Centre of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Goethe Institute, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Alexandria,

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