On Trials | محاكمات قيد الفحص

In On Trials: a manual for the theatre of law, Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk explore the performativity of the law within Egypt’s spectral legal reality. The publication dissects material collected for their film On Trials, a work-in-progress that uses modes of documentary and fiction making. In it, they reflect on sites where legal proceedings take place. And listen to all manner of actors from within the realm of the law including, lawyers, a TV camera operator who frequents courtrooms, a former inmate, on whose body the legal specter has left unutterable marks, and tailors who specialize in uniforms.

On Trials
A manual for the theatre of law
محاكمات قيد الفحص
دليل مسرح القانون
By Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk
Graphic Design:
Vangjush Vellahu
Jasmina Metwaly
Copy Editing and Proofreading:
Sara Elkamel
DRAFT/ Gitanjali Dang
Copy Editing (Arabic):
Mohamed Beshir
Hakim Abdelnaeem
Katharine Halls
This publication is supported by:
ZHdK –Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
English and Arabic
108 pages
12.5 x 20 cm