Culturunners @ MIT

Two workshops, storytelling symposium, exhibition, public lecture (2014) MIT Program in Art, Culture, Technology, The Cube CULTURUNNERS is an artistic expedition in search of connections across borders (see general project description). Between October 1 and 6, 2014, the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) hosted a three-day creative workshop and a storytelling symposium […]

Yarn-dez-vous

Wearable device, interactive performance, video (2014) Commissioned by Edge of Arabia, UK Yarn-dez-vous is a tactic cartography questioning what constitutes the geography of Middle Eastern and Islamic Art. The project takes the form of a wearable quilt featuring textiles from the MENA region and the United States. This fabric was chosen to map the identities, […]

Wanderjahre #2

Wearable device (2014) Commissioned by the Festival New Hamburg, German Theater, Hamburg, DE Wanderjahre #2 [Journeyman Years] is the second in a series of cultural mobility projects highlighting the immigrant as a transmitter of ornaments, knowledge, and skills. This site-specific installation produced for the festival New Hamburg organized by the German national theatre in Veddel, […]

Wanderjahre #1

Wearable device (2014) Commissioned by the Festival New Hamburg, German Theater, Hamburg, DE Wanderjahre #1 [Journeyman Years] speaks to cultural and political dimensions of labor migration, of which the post-war influx of Turkish migrants in Germany is a classic example. The hard hat references the heavy labor of the first generation of Turkish migrant workers, […]

Spring Collection

24 Photographs (2014) The Spring Collection is a series of photographic self-portraits restaging the DIY helmets worn by protesters in Cairo during the Arab Spring revolution, in Ukraine, Turkey, and other nations that were undergoing radical political shifts during the previous five years. The project is a commentary on the activism in social media, where […]

Future Heritage Collection #2

Participatory project series, posters, workshops (2014-15) Commissioned by <rotor> Center for Contemporary Art Graz, AT Future Heritage Collection-Office speculates on how to decolonize the history of national museums. The project was aimed at raising awareness of the acute crisis that is afflicting the country‚Äôs cultural institutions and relating it to an understanding about politics of […]