THE WIND EGG EXPERIMENT
Wird, Harlan Levey Projects
Sound design for installation. Exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
HD Video 48 mins – Edition of 5 plus 2 AP
Exhibited in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Mâhfoud created the sound design for the installation and documentary.
The concept of ‘wind eggs’ postulates that animals and people can be fertilised by the wind – a belief held for millennia by ancient Egyptian, Arab, Indian, European and Chinese cultures. Ahmed has worked to realise this idea with state-of-the-art wind tunnel technology at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium. In the process of personifying the wind he blends art and aeronautics, myth and technology, reflecting the human capacity to project empathetic sensibilities onto inhuman things. A project that moves from antiquity to astrobiology, the exhibition will function as a test-site for imagining the possibilities for humans to reproduce without men and with the wind.