Meine Zurich

In an animation like technique and movement, buildings in the bourgeois style of the city on the shore of its leisurely lake appear on the screen, take position, fit in predefined outlined spaces, fill the urban space, and build gradually the city. Swans swim almost motionless in front of this scene in calm waters. The spectator enters an “Age of Empire” like construction game and wonders where he has already come across this strangely familiar view. All of a sudden he realizes that the image depicts a well known place in Zurich where he passes every day or even lives. Zurich deconstructed by Ahmed El Shaer reappears anew in its harmoniously woven urban structure and environment.