Urban Death And Landscape (2022)
Studium Generale ArtEZ commissioned Laila to explore the notion of “future justice” through her practice. In response, she made a short video essay that takes the viewer along a walk in her childhood compound in Cairo, Egypt. To grapple with the theme of future justice, it slowly revealed the importance of movement.
Movement not only being a physical change or action, but a fundamental aspect of dissecting futurity. To think with movement and fluidity constructs a far more compelling speculation about the future that includes care. The video essay contemplates notions of justice through thoughts on time, space, memory, and touch.