APRIL 23 -
JUNE 11, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 9 pm
the videoh0le project space at n o m a gallery presents 3 new videos by artist dina danish.
in these videos basic strategies of early cinema effect are used to engage ideas of failure and concealment. before the advent of digital effects, film used ingenuity and a leap of faith to create illusion. often failing to produce the desired results, these effects left behind a dialect of failed and humorous attempts which have at this point become melancholic place holders and reminders of an analogue time.
by translating these overlooked cinematic moments into homespun videos, danish infers personal agency tracing parallels between filmic illusion and attempts towards everyday living.
dina danish (1981, fr/eg ) was born in paris, grew up in cairo and currently lives and works in both amsterdam and cairo. her work has been exhibited nationally, and internationally. These include kunsthall oslo, sfmoma in san francisco, cic in cairo in collaboration with kunsthalle bern, townhouse gallery in cairo and san francisco arts commission gallery. she has received awards such as headlands center for the arts graduate residency award as well as the barclay simpson award, and was a finalist for ‘seca art award’ at sfmoma in san francisco (ca).the artist has represented the cairo pavilion at mediamatic in the amsterdam biennale and participated at the 41st poetry international festival in rotterdam: singing reality. between 2009 and the end of 2010 dina danish was an artist in residence at the rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten amsterdam and this year she will be participating in the fondazione spinola banna per l'arte residency program in turin.