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a'21: Exchanges Through The Silk Road_DAHproject
May 7, 2021 14:00 - 16:00
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:: ABOUT THIS EVENT (EN / AR) ::
Living in the Middle East region and some parts around it can feel as if you're being held in a euphoric state in a moment, just as it can feel as you're left floating in some kind of vacuum in another. the more this realm embraces you in its mysterious sky and soil the more you'll find yourself deciphering. a piece of poetry generously returns you to yourself reflecting on its ranges and fields. Middle East has been trading since ancient times. but today the exchange of information is taking a new route. the great silk route has been replaced by colorful digital platforms that tend to help us in the transference of our information, apps that try to impress us and are mostly designed to ease us down and even perhaps calmly and slowly change our lives in particular ways. Are these new digital possibilities transferring our information untouched?
>> Are they truly generating the right image of us? >>> 🙁 >>> Are they truly generating the right image of us? >>> 😐 >>> Are they truly generating the right image of us? >>>: /
This exhibition includes the work of artists who currently reside in the Middle East or have lived in it in the past and have changed their locations due to various reasons. Today they have based their communications are on digital platforms as opposed to the traditional ways and are using different potentials of the digital technology to study the different effects of technology on different affairs like culture, politics, morality, science, and much more. At the back of their mind, they are reviewing the fast changes of digital technology and sometimes looking at it with a dubious eye. on the other hand, they are using these potentials to its fullest to make their voices heard. as if they are masters of wielding a double-edged sword.
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* This event is part of Oyoun's a'21 festival - Post Digital Ignorance x Techno Utopia aiming to challenge the status quo while centering perspectives on non-human life, queer ecology, decolonizing knowledge, forced displacement, and more.
Produced by: Oyoun in collaboration with amberPlatform
Curatorial Team: Amirali Ghasemi, Ali Cem Doğan, Cenkhan Aksoy, Christoph Wachter, Ebru Yetişkin, Ekmel Ertan, Hamza Chamas, Mathias Jud, Milad Forouzandeh, Mohsen Hazrat, Nina Martin, Rajaa Shamam, Youssef El Idrissi Participants include: Eda Sütunç, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Mary Maggic, Rachel Uwa, Renata Salecl, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Pelin Tan, Yara Mekawei, and many more.
Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund
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