Work: By Written I Mean Made (Cairo), performance with Cairo Bats and Clare Noonan, approx. 30 minutes, 2016.
Exhibition: Meeting Points 8: Studio Cairo.
Curators: Giovanni Carmine, Malak Helmy, Raimundas Malasauskas and Christophe Wavelet.
Location: Windsor Hotel, Cairo, EG.
Produced by: Mophradat.
By Written I Mean Made (Cairo) is a reading in Arabic and English that uses fragments of dialogue encountered in a folder of ephemera held by the Jersey Archive. The folder is part of a collection of material, letters, newspaper and magazine clippings, anti-propaganda, diary entries, lists, recipes, identity documents, draft writings, drawings, photographic negatives and photographic prints, gifted to and now preserved at the archive, by a resident of the island of Jersey. This resident acquired the material shortly after the death of Marcel Moore and sometime after the death of Claude Cahun. Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun moved to the island at some point before World War II. Before they lived on Jersey, Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun lived in Paris. Between World War I and World War II, Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun were occasionally involved with the Surrealist movement. Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun were lovers. As well as being Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore and Claude Cahun were also Suzanne Alberte Malherbe and Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob. Suzanne Alberte Malherbe and Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob were stepsisters.
A reading by Marnie Slater, with the Cairo Bats and Clare Noonan. Featuring a cactus courtesy Windsor Hotel, a sandwich by Pam Labib and clothing arranged by Cairo Bats.
Material used with the permission of Jersey Heritage.
English to Arabic translation by Ziad Chakaroun.
Documentation images by Nile Sunset Annex.