In the project's preface, I describe my arrival to Cairo on the literal eve of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's coup. In the summer of 2013, my introduction to Egypt was marked by assembling crowds and roving military units that filled the streets and squares of the city.
In Cairo I adopted the practice of clandestinely photographing the city as the coup sporadically unfolded on its streets. In this Drift, I explore the experimental methodology I practiced in order to capture images, as well as the concept of the 'Possible Image.'
In this Drift I reflect on the January 25th Revolution of 2011 and elaborate on how the encountering of difference in the assemblies of Midan Tahrir produced novel forms of power that radically transformed the conditions of possibility for practices of living and revolting in the city.
The project's third Drift examines how, following the July 3rd Coup of 2013, Sisi's military regime responded to the possibility of Tahrir's assemblies with fractalized security practices and the production of structured emptinesses across Cairo.
In the final Drift, I explore how obscure and clandestine practices of remembering continue to give duration to the indeterminacies of the revolution's assemblies beneath the turbulent wakes of Sisi's military regime.