A transmedia essay made up of videos, animated gifs, photographies and objects. Made in 2011 in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
“Madrid 1808 – Cairo 2011”
: GIF / 6 images / 994 x 495 px / 175 Kb / Original archive date creation: 25-11-2011 / Cairo, EG.
These two images show two historical moments of citizen uprisings against oppressive powers. On the left we see a painting about The Peninsular War (1807–1814). On the right we see a photography of demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on 8 February 2011.
The selections indicates the fortuitous coincidences between these two images. But the coincidences go further. Today we can say that both revolutions failed and gave way to other even more repressive governments.
Any coincidence is fortuitous, but history repeats itself over and over again. What will happen to the internet and data revolution?