Egyptian rock band The Invisible Hands to perform in Berlinale 2018

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Dec 2017

The Cairo-based trio will perform at the 68th annual Berlin Film Festival

The Invisible Hands
(Photo: fragment from the The Invisible Hands's Facebook artwork)

Cairo-based folk-rock band The Invisible Hands (El-Ayadi El-Khafeyya) will perform a concert during the the 13th edition of Forum Expanded, one of the segments of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), scheduled to take place between 15 and 25 February 2018.

Forum Expanded includes films and video works of all genres, as well as installations, performances and panels, featuring artists from all around the world. In addition to The Invisible Hands, the Arab World will also be represented by two Lebanese filmmakers Ghassan Salhab and Mohamed Soueid.

The Berlinale's press release clarifies that "since its foundation, Forum Expanded has always placed a special emphasis on documentary forms. This year once again the term encompasses archival works, fiction and experimental film, in the sense that the selected works function as an expression of a reality that represents a new take on the past while transforming it into a possible future."

The Forum Expanded's theme is "A Mechanism Capable of Changing Itself,” a statement taken from a paper by a media scholar Ute Holl on avant-garde cinema pioneer Maya Deren's theories and conception of cinema.

The Invisible Hands were established in 2011 and their debut LP was released in May 2012. Their second album, Teslam, was released in December 2014.

The band's lineup includes Cairo-based musicians Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda and Adham Zidan. 

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