Sarah Rifky

Der gehende Aufstand

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Sarah Rifky
Der gehende Aufstand

Text(s) by Sarah Rifky

Series: dOCUMENTA (13): 100 Notizen - 100 Gedanken

German, English

2012. 36 pp., 1 ills.


10.40 x 14.80 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2935-2

How does one act in the midst of a revolution? With the key question, “What shall I do?” the author unravels a chain of thoughts in which she questions her role as an observer of/participant in the Arab Spring and the most recent events in Egypt, while taking the reader with her on a personal journey. Writing, documenting the process of decision making, and telling stories are followed by hesitation, self-doubt, and questioning of deeper meaning, because the “revolution does not need writing.” Documentary fragments are inserted between conceptual treatises and dreamlike sequences, in a prolonged process of self-reflection.

Sarah Rifky is an author and curator living in Cairo; she is Agent for dOCUMENTA (13).

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