Door To Paradise باب الجنة
Door To Paradise باب الجنة
Virtual Reality Installation by Sameh Al Tawil 2015
Door to Paradise
Virtual Reality Art Project
The artist represents a unique and brilliant piece of artistic work entitled “Door to paradise”. Users use a head mounted display in front of a fixed screen where gardens and sound of birds pop up on the screen. “The path scene” appears as one scene of the day of resurrection. User not only watches the scene but also feels that he is part of the scene who walks on the path and witnesses the hell dreads everywhere while the fire flames are directed to him and listens to the yelps of those who are punished. User tries to focus on the faded paradise door, wandering around Conflagrations and fired lands looking forward to ending this nightmare. After a while, user will decide to take the head mounted display off. And finally see the door to paradise on the screen.
Sameh Altawil explains, “This work induces astonishment and terror at the same time. As people blindly continues struggling for life needs without realizing that all these trivial issues will fade away. They ignore the real and only fact about life till reality replaces the darkness of their minds. This is presented by Sameh using a new technology. This technology depends on the interaction with users; the whole experience differs from the interaction of one user to another. Someone may has the ability to explore the whole experience among the fire flames and yelps of the punished, another one may choose to escape from the terrifying experience taking off the glasses to reach the flash point which is the “Real Fact about Life”.
“not FOR SALE” is a new Art Project by Sameh Al Tawil 2017 explores the idea of borders, boundaries and lines which are crossed when people traverse physical, psychological and symbolic spaces. Across the world, political, environmental and social events are generating a mass movement of people who seek better, more hopeful lives beyond familiar
Door To paradise باب الجنة is a Virtual Reality Art project by the Egyptian Artist Sameh Al Tawil 2016
CLOCKWISE باتجاه عقارب الساعة is a Short film by the Egyptian Artist Sameh Al Tawil 2014
Staring: Mohamed Shafik / Alaa Shaaban, Written & Directed by Sameh Al Tawil
A Performance by Artist Sameh Al Tawil, within his ” Ready To Go ” Exhibition in Bern, Switzerland, June 2013; In this performance the Artist is trying to wrap a live moment for himself while playing different favorite pianoriental music
The immigrant from the east to west is a bird with an overloaded wings; carrying all the Eastern concerns and magic …
INTEGRATION is a real-time / interactive art project by Sameh Al Tawil 2013
about expats and the question of integrating themselves in a hosting society?
” Vs. ” بالعكس
Augmented Reality, interactive Art work by Sameh Al Tawil 2013, Whithin the Di-Eg festival in al jazeera art center,Cairo, EG.
A video by Artist Sameh Al Tawil 2013 exhibited in the sixth floor exhibition , showing a professional orchestra without a Maestro pitching their instruments that made an unsuccessful attempt for compatibility between the instruments for a 3 full minutes.
“Meeting” Interactive video-installation exhibited in Goethe Institut hall, Cairo, Egypt 2004
using my body-language and music knowledge to express my feelings and opinion about many things in a dynamic way, and illustrating visual and audio relations between ideas in MindMap format
In this project i’ve improvised oriental music as a symbol of my Eastern culture and played it with piano which is a symbol for Western culture.
this video has been filmed in Saudi Arabia in the desert.
I invited some of my Egyptian Expats-friends in Saudi to meet in the desert and discuss our problems as foreigners talk, fight, make fun, in front of a camera after that i started to manipulate the video and produced a video version of our meeting the video visualize in a dramatic way how we feel about our life.
using a fixed surveillance Camera-like expresses again the privacy interruption and the Extimacy condition.
It’s my 26th birthday (2004), and i decided to create another video about myself and my fSpeedy, shiny, noisy and Exhilarating life-tempo.
A short video of an Egyptian friend ” Hany” the video captures a 20 Min of his work-life in a very old fashion, unproductive workshop , filmed at the year 1999 away before fast internet and social media revolution.
This video-Installation captures a 20 Min of Alaa’s exceptional-life in an old storage.. and how he is dealing with the life limitations