iPhone Distances: a performance based installation by Nadim Choufi
An event becomes the production site of documentation. The captured perspectives and isolated moments leave the location and fragment the actions into still images that only took place in the performance medium itself. An archive is then produced by the event and not of the event taking place in Nadim Choufi’s iPhone Distances.
The installation places the artist powerlessly within the performance’s consumption. The audience is complicit and in charge of constructing the accounts of the performance through their personal perspective of what took place. What is left behind in a space devoid of an event will be the remnants of the audience’s selective documentation.
Nadim Choufi’s iPhone Distances is a performance-based installation with the performance taking place on September 3rd.
The photographic documentation resulting from the participation of the audience on the opening night will form the lasting elements of the exhibition. This will guide the audiences attending the space post the live performance to question both the documentation and the perspectives chosen by the audience when the performer no longer is present.
Performance night: September 3rd from 8PM till 10PM
Installation Exhibition: Running till the 17th of September
RADICAL- Choix et conséquences
From the 25th of August to the 25th of September, Radical’s aim was to question the personifications of common understanding or subjection and inspect the extremes that exist in identity, gender, self annihilation, freewill and self-realization within urbanization through a program of ongoing exhibitions, screenings, performances and concerts. Radical brought together artists who examined, questioned, and criticized the extremities of the human psyche and the many vulnerable or understated struggles and/or oppressions that are associated and bred into normalcy.
Radical intends to question the personifications of common understanding or subjection and inspect the extremes that exist in identity, gender, self annihilation, freewill and self realisation within urbanization. Radical is a program of ongoing exhibitions, screenings, performances and concerts. Extremes are a definitive part of Middle-Eastern culture and politics, which has led to unwritten, yet abided-by laws, or understanding of the singular within the whole. While Church and State have yet to host their speeches in different forums, artists must examine that which has already been categorised by constantly questioning its merits, validity and purpose, and to seek the core of its limitations.
Radical will bring together artists who will examine, question, and criticise the extremities of the human psyche and the many vulnerable or understated struggles and/or oppressions that are associated and bred into normalcy.
Radical hopes to elaborate the extremes so that we may seek a common ground in a comprehensive exhibition which highlights the outer-most-bounds. Through this, we hope to present an examination on how individuals are socially inclined to extremes, often as a consequence of choice that is driven by a social convention.
We hope to entice a certain curiosity which questions the grounds on which certain misconceptions and categorisations have persisted. Artists wi
ll open a new world of inner inspection that aims to illuminate the many layers of the human social condition. The extremes will be that of a spectrum; one that aims to highlight the negative, the positive and the lacking, in order to reach a higher understanding of the consequential.