Spaces of Appearance

4987 Mal gesehen

Datum der Aufzeichnung: 08.12.2011

Ort: TQW / Studios

Im Rahmen von: SCORES No4: under protest


Lecture presentation

Visual artist Mohamed Bourouissa gained recognition for his photographic series Périphériques – carefully staged studies of the tension and power relations afflicting young people in the suburbs of Paris. In his more recent video work he gives the camera to his subjects so that they film themselves – a friend in prison films his cell with his mobile phone, illegal cigarette sellers film their transactions with hidden cameras. The result is a multiplication of perspectives and a blurring of reality and fiction.

In her performances, choreographer Ula Sickle focuses on the individual dance histories of her performers, and the way their movements are culturally and politically coded. Recently she created solos for and together with two young Congolese dancers, reflecting the influence of western hip hop as well as the hybrid mix of dances found in local nightclubs, while revealing the frustration and desires of young people growing up in Kinshasa.

In this discussion the two artists talk about their individual work and about a future collaboration: a project that aims to use the public space as a space of experimentation and research. Considering the city scape as both a fixed and fluctuating architecture, the project will examine how the body inhabits, resists and appropriates the city, becoming itself a temporary and mobile architecture

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