This article was posted by Dan Funderburgh 2 years, 3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days, 4 hours, 3 minutes ago.
I went to Cairo last year to meet with the good people of the Articulate Baboon gallery. I had planned to do an installation there this year, and hope it can still happen. I haven’t heard from them since Egypt turned off the internet and can only hope everyone’s safe and they can reestablish some communication soon.
For the past three days I’ve been glued to Al Jazeera live feed. It’s amazing seeing this footage of people in the streets and inspiring to think that after 40 years of autocratic rule, a leaderless populous can stand up to power and demand change. I definitely don’t pretend to know whether this will lead to a better government or destabilization of the middle east - I don’t think anyone knows this. The only thing that seems clear to me is that even if you turn off twitter, the world is still paying attention.
Be safe Adam + Omar. Keep your head down. Salaam ! Go Zamalek !
© Dan Funderburgh & 12ozProphet - Saturday January 29, 2011