Sharp edges, clicks and spikes – interdisciplinary artist Omar El Sadek aka QOW balances on the cliff between exploration and protection.
Omar El Sadek currently lives in Prague, where he studies Fine Arts & Experimental Media. In his works and sound pieces he mainly experiments with the fragile nature of his surroundings, including himself. His visual work has been exhibited at European audiovisual festivals such as Unsound Festival in Krakow and Lunchmeat Festival, where he collaborated with Know V.A. or Zuli.
»DAWAFER«, the first album by the resident at experimental sound radio ma3azef, can be described as a pressure-cooked collection of pent-up energies, rhythmic beginnings discharging into liquid, sticky, malleable percussion before dissolving into a fog of looming, searing sound clusters.
»Bano« especially is a shimmering metallic reflection and a constant reminder of a mostly invisible but always insistent phantom presence.
Photo by Selim El Sadek