Collaboration with Sound Artist Mohamed Ben Mazab as part of the BAV Lab Residency Program at B’sarya for Arts, Egypt.
Springing from Benhalim and Mazab’s collective and individual memories that have shifted over their respective lives, ones that have moved from the planes of understanding to the lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern, and vice versa. Fluctuation weaves the dichotomic traces of apathy and empathy as forms of despair, lack of protection, structure, power, and knowledge. The consistent dance between two modes allows one to question their power relation to their own personal history and emotional and mental state of awareness. Fluctuation is an audiovisual installation that merges vision, auditory and tactile planes by using yarn, sound, and light in a large interactive handwoven sculpture.