Soraya Abbar

Coming from a video and conceptual background, the portfolio shows a predominant category in film making and experimentation with video. The progress with video and film projects gave the portfolio versatility and an adaptive edge in terms of how ideas could be used. This allowed achievements and acceptances into various exhibitions, international film festivals, events, press, global companies, agencies and brands.

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A character that is spotted through a peephole in her bathroom. A temp mat is laid on the floor in front of the peephole to trigger the actions witnessed through the hole. The character is seen using the bathroom, then suddenly comes to the realisation that she is being watched in the bathroom and either leaves the room and switches the light off or covers the peephole with the towel. The piece shows different events in the bathroom happening in the same day. This was done to avoid the idea seeming repetitive.

The prototype shows the theoretical approach to how 'I have a temper' and 'peephole' would be shown in a space. If the viewers wishes to enter the room through the door entrance they will experience 'I have a temper'. If they walk along the right hand-side of the space they will stumble onto 'peephole'. Both of which show the character on video as though on that same day and uncomfortable with the audiences intrusive behavior.

Technical Description/ patch work

Using temp mats as the source for the viewers to step on in order for the events to trigger(this would be hidden under a carpet, the same way that temp mats are used in homes to set off security alarms). The video footage of the character is pre-recorded and then played on a screen that is hidden behind a wall. The wall has a 'hole' in order for viewers to look in at the interactive events. The software used for this is max-msp jitter and a TV screen.
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