In this video the artist used text as the main element of her piece about Giving, using the trees as representers. The poetic text was inspired by the article The Symbolic Meaning Of Trees by Jean Raffa, reflecting the spiritual growth of the artists passing through. The silent images, long shots of trees connecting the earth and the sky together through its meditation, the plastic aesthetics and the whispering voice invite the audience to enter the video, feel through her eyes and breathe through her voice. All the elements of the video unite to raise the question: “Can the roots of ego melt into the contemplation of nature?” The artist leaves it to the audiences to be affected and find their own answers or not…
Eman Hamdy, born in 1986, is an Egyptian artist, based in Alexandria. She studied art at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Alexandria University and graduated in 2010. She currently works as a teaching assistant in the faculty of fine arts, Alexandria University. Hamdy participated in the MASS Alexandria study program 2010 – 2012, and assisted in its coordination. Her work is concerned with the exploration of moments of human vulnerability that examine identity.