photostudio

Parallel to the exhibition Osama Esid carries out a photographic session where the audience acts as model in a theatrical set (as in the Orientalism and Nostalgia series) or in the street (using a painted backdrop as in the Cairo Workers series). The photographs are later exhibited in the exhibition space for the duration of the show and a copy is given to the participant.
Esid recreates in this new decontextualised studio a transposed time, our present in another time. Moreover the viewer plays his own part in this game of representation acting as "Orient".