'Performing, Body and Movements:' Egyptian artist's debut exhibition in Paris

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

Egyptian photographer and filmmaker Medhat Soody will present his works at the Gallery (Mezzanine) of Opera de Massy

Medhat Soody
(Photo: Fragment from the poster of the Performing, Body and Movements exhibition)

In his debut exhibition, Egyptian photographer and filmmaker Medhat Soody will showcase a selection of his work at the Gallery (Mezzanine) of Opera de Massy (Massy, France) between 24 November and 15 February 2018. The opening celebration will take place on 28 November.

Titled Performing, Body and Movements, the works selected for the display focus on the performing arts, theatre, contemporary dance and body language.

"The exhibition is the result of my collaboration with different performers, dancers, as well as dancing and theatre companies," Soody explained to Ahram Online.

According to the exhibiton statement, "the expression of the human being with his body and his movements, whether it’s artistic or not, is only the reflection of his soul, his life, his experience, and his most profound being. No matter the time, the place or the cadre, these movements show his urgent need to express a rebellious freedom, an inner revolution, a profound evolution, the search for appeasement, the cry of despair or a love song. These are inner movements essential to any external movement in the life of a human being and in his contact with others.

"Moments haunted by a humanity that search for itself but also that gives itself completely. These moments, in my opinion, are the basis and the real essence of 'performing arts' that I tried to capture with my photographer's eye."

Born in 1981, following his graduation at the Cairo University, Soody has been exploring filmmaking and photography. Currently based in Paris, he follows his photography passion capturing the world of dance and performing arts at large.

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