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Copenhagen's 'The Wall' installation to become 'Cairo Wall'

Paralleling this year's Images Festival, Copenhagen's award-wining multimedia installation, the WALL, will dedicate its space to presenting the history of Cairo, starting 30 August

Ati Metwaly from Copenhagen, Thursday 29 Aug 2013
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Final preparations of Sanduq El-Dunia, on Copenhagen's multitouch screen installation The Wall (photo: Ati Metwaly)
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Starting 30 August, Denmark's well-known outdoor multi-media installation - the WALL - will offer a journey through Cairo's history, customs and people.

Launched in 2010 by the Museum of Copenhagen, in association with Gibson International and Spild af Tid/Waste of Time, the WALL is a 12 metres long and 2 metres high outdoor multi-touch installation consisting of four plasma screens located at one side of the Queen Louise’s Bridge in Nørrebro's district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Most of the time, this award-winning installation aims to bring the past, present and future to life through a collection of images of Denmark's capital. Viewers are able to travel through the large universe of images evoking the city and its history by touching the screen. They can also login to the interface and upload their own photos. As such, the audience is a participant and creator, telling its own stories about the city.

"In the first half year of operations, the WALL attracted more than 400,000 users who viewed more than 2,000,000 images, sent more than 60,000 personal postcards, and maybe most important, uploaded 2,500 new contributions of their own," the WALL's promotional material explains.

Paralleling this year's Images Festival, one of Scandinavia’s biggest arts and culture festivals held annually since early 1990s, the WALL will turn its focus to Egypt's capital, Cairo.

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The Wall installation will be dedicated to images from Cairo between 30 August and 7 September (photo: Ati Metwaly)

Called Sanduq El-Dunia, with the usage of interactive images, the new WALL instillation will look into a number of important historical moments and social elements characterising the city and Egypt at large. The pictorial universe will use modern technology to present Egyptians' 1919 resistance to British rule, the struggle for women's rights, the January 25 Revolution among dozens of other themes.

The project is the result of cooperation between the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI), the Museum of Copenhagen and a number of cultural institutions in Cairo.

The Sanduq El-Dunia installation will be presented in parallel to the Images Festival which will run between 30 August and 7 September, bringing together hundreds of artists from around the world and which will also include Egyptian graffiti artists.

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Artists from Egypt will participate in this year's Images Festival to take place between 30 August and 7 September in Copenhagen, Denmark. (photo: Ati Metwaly)

 

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