Where do I stand now?
I hesitate. Part of what drives this attempt at finding what motivates my work is, at least in part, related to the events taking place. It is difficult to speak about them, because one has to be extra sensitive to the possibility of exploiting or celebrating something that is nowhere near completion, something that is probably the most important thing to happen in my lifetime. However, I still feel compelled to engage with it in some way or another here. So what is the connection between anger and lyricism? Who is the corrupt intellectual? How can we connect history to the crowd?
Today’s talk is an attempt at building a set of associative connections between excerpts from writing and art works by the artist.
Hassan Khan is an artist, musician and writer. He lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.