A 240 SECOND ANALYSIS OF FAILURE AND HOPEFULLNESS (WITH COKE, VINEGAR AND OTHER TEAR GAS REMEDIES)
" The work consists of 160 color slides shown on two synchronized slide carousel projectors. Shot over a period of one month and developed through an elaborate process of exposure to common household chemicals, the images depict a demolition site as it emerges into a construction one. For this process, Magdy has selected liquids such as vinegar, coca cola and others. Once applied to the slide film, the household chemicals distort the color palette of the slides in unusual ways, resulting in an unlimited number of variations. Magdy is especially interested in exploring the analogue photographic medium at this particular period because of the limited time before the film ceases to exist completely."