Izdihar Afyouni is a Palestinian-Jordanian multidisciplinary artist, curator and activist. She works with large-format painting, sculpture, text, video and participatory performance and ritual. Her current research-based artwork seeks to curate and interrogate intersections between affective technologies, occultism, biopolitics and sexual dissidence. Her curatorial practice is concerned with making the usually unpublicized workings of government public by queering bodily subjectivity, the erotics of violence and the biosurveillant measures of weeding out genetic and undesirable threats to the state. She is the creator and curator of the ongoing research project and immersive exhibition series "Thicker Than Blood."

"Thicker Than Blood Digital"Is an immersive installation and interactive digital artwork that interrogates the abuse of language and affective technologies by state mechanisms - and how we allow ourselves to become complicit in justifying and reproducing state violence.

Izdihar Afyouni is one of the Four Artists of the Oyoun Production Escapism.

This Project was Done in Collaboration with:

Alex Kempton Who is a Visual Artist Based in Berlin. He is the creator and active maintainer of hedron, on Open-Source Desktop App for Performing WebGL Audio-Reactive Visuals on Stage. Alex Uses Hedron to Create and Perform Visuals for Electronic Act Polyop (IG: fun with triangle).

Raymond Jennings is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Musician and DJ, Currently Residing in Lancaster, England.

(IG: sartrecool). 

 

Izdihar Afyouni is a Palestinian-Jordanian multidisciplinary artist, curator and activist. She works with large format painting, sculpture, text, video and participatory performances and rituals. In her current, research-based work, she seeks to curate and question intersections between affective technologies, occultism, biopolitics, and sexual dissidence. Her curatorial practice is concerned with publicizing typically secret government machinations, quenching physical subjectivity, eroticism of violence, and government biosurveillance measures to eradicate genetic and unwanted threats. She is the creator and curator of the ongoing research project and immersive exhibition series “Thicker than blood".

"Thicker Than Blood Digital” is an immersive installation and interactive digital artwork that questions the misuse of language and affective technologies by state mechanisms – and how we allow ourselves to participate in the justification and reproduction of state violence.

Izdihar Afyouni is one of the four artists in the Oyoun production Escapism.

 

This project was carried out in collaboration with the following people:

Alex Kempton, a Berlin-based visual artist. He is the founder and active operator of Hedron, an open source desktop application for displaying audio-reactive WebGL visuals on stage. Alex uses Hedron to create and perform visuals for the electronic act Polyop (IG: Funwithriangle). 

Raymond Jennings is a multidisciplinary artist, musician and DJ currently based in Lancaster, England.

(IG: sartrecool). 

 

 

 

Izdihar Afyouni Escapism Portrait