Catachrèse

PhotographerOlivier Gschwend
Entry Description

Nowadays in Cairo, people’s freedom of speech is limited. Despite that, artists try to bypass this censorship. Their works inspire a change for the future. In french, the « catachrèse » is a way to hijack the primary sense of words in order to designate objects whom appellation is absent (i.e. table leg). Similarly, artwork is somehow a twisted way to bring a new meaning. This photography project tends to question the status of artists living in Cairo. I imagined a poetic and dreamy world in which the artists’s mind can evade, their artwork being part of their identity and conveying hope for change.