Wednesday, 15 April 2009

walking trip

For some people living in Amman a trip to( Iraq Alameer) is a trip that they go to on Fridays and they have certain rituals for it , like getting barbeque meat or cooking some meals. Of course a sheet for seating is a necessity, but i never imagined that i will go to Iraq alameer on a Wednesday at 5 o’clock in the morning for a walk! The nice part about is when you actually see the difference between daily routines at 5 and daily routines at 8
-streets are empty= pedestrians are invading the street
-you don’t actually have to pay attention while driving=unconscious driving !
Walking at 5=you are already awake for 6 hours before you go to work.
-enjoying nature= you hate your job twice now!
-your hair is so messy-no need for a physical body!
Anyway, walking as an action can easily be fulfilled , but walking with people that open your heart up is not an action that happens every day.. Actually not every year!
You don’t meet Palestinian who decided to imagine that the Israeli soldier is invisible and she can blow him away like a soap bubble to focus on living and spreading life to people who need it. Or a Palestinian who was born in Damascus and left to beurit and then to New York to ditch architecture and study art history focusing now on experimentations on collective memory and photography! Or even a man who spent 10 years studying and then another 10 years to recover from the damage done by institutions! Nice crowd telling their stories openly to people they barely men and barely new! I had to tell a story as every one did, i guess i dint find anything in my life except the mess that i was born into the weird mix that i have became! And amazingly they found this as interesting and as innovative and unique!

Friday, 10 April 2009

the Circle

currently watching

The Circle - a movie by an Iranian director called jafar pahatchi. The whole movie revolves around the tragedy of women living in Iran. Their devastating life and the crudity and injustice they suffer every day. Well, the problem is that the movie is not actually serving the idea it was screened for. First of all it is too long and the story is fragmented between more than 5 characters who share one background- being in prison for in their past. This has labelled those characters as being -Bad People. Form that perspective why does the director ask for the male audience to be compassionate about them when he archetypes those characheters and state that those are models of Iranian Women. When he only achieved to show how hard is the woman's life when she escapes from prison! The viewer doesn’t get attached to any of those characters and no hit is indicated of their background, or the life that they are living and they have lived! They only connect on fragments of time where a one character gives the main role to the other-of course to tell her sad story after leaving prison or escaping. Well, I bet this might even happen in Europe or the state. No one like ex-prisoners! Why not focus on the culture of the individual people like the police man who wanted to call a married woman to see her! Or the urging need to smoke as if by doing so any individual is going to achieve self independence or self realization! At the end those women end up mysteriously and vaguely at the police station victimized and feeling sorry for themselves. I suppose not this circle that was supposed to be screen. There a lot more to shoot in Iran rather than flexing muscles of how to me mysterious and hot to shoot in 360 position.

Monday, 6 April 2009

how bored are you

Am sitting in the office.. getting o bored that I would take my head off… put it on a stick and run around it in a circle and sing baha baha bah baha baha ……and then finish the song the song with haa ha ha ha… well apparently am the one in the office that thinks that it is so stupid to stay in the office for a couple of ideas while I can do something better with my time like blogging.. or actually only writing on pc and then use another pc to post it cause at this office … well..( be prepared for this surprise)…. Tanaaaaaa IDONT HAVE INTERNET ON MY PC…. You wouldn’t think that an architectural company in the 20th century doesn’t have provide internet for its employees!!!! And they ask us to be creative.. blab la blab la … where do they think we would get creativity … or even inspiration… from their own work!!!!!!! Or we shall just try to squeeze our minds to get something out of.. at this moment you would only get orange juice if you squeezed mine.. and most probably it would expired. !!! at this moment I realize that am not suitable for a ful time office work that goes on for 10 hours in a row.. five days a week!!! Aw.. and it is sooo boring..