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Performa Biennial 2023 presents Rana Hamadeh (DAI, 2009) ~ Can You Make a Pet of Him Like a Bird or Put Him on a Leash For Your Girls? ~ Rana’s cacophonous sonic work takes the Shiite ceremony of Ashoura –– encompassing its current political, military, and legal expressions within the Lebanese/Syrian context, as its field for commentary and research –– an annual ritual during which mourners take the streets to ‘re-witness’ the slaying of al-imam al-Hussein (626–680 AD), the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad PBUH and an allegorical reference to the ultimate figure of the oppressed. November 15, 2023 at Performa Hub in New York.
Can one stroll through a novel? In the exhibition Mulch Sleep, Baha Görkem Yalım (DAI, 2018) ( artist, educator and dear member of DAI's crew ~ as so many of you know) introduces you to the exhibition-novel, a form of wordless writing. Language has an undeniable influence on our perception. It dictates our reading of the world. Dominant narratives come with a history of oppression, hierarchy, and inequality. Yalım’s exploration of what language can be subverts these overpowering narratives using only two tools: autofiction and sleep. In doing so, Yalım tells a shared story that is also highly personal. Mulch Sleep is an exhibition that dozes off, creating an in-between world to dream anew. Among sculptural works, videos, sounds and installations that poetically combine a sense of estrangement and familiarity, comfort and sterility, visitors join a slumbering presence. Will you dream with it? DAI community welcome at the opening at "1646" in The Hague on Saturday 11 November, 2023 from 15:00 to 18:00 !
SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP SYRIAN WAR CRIMINAL ASSAD ATTENDING THE COP 28 CLIMATE CONFERENCE !!! To the United Arab Emirates, host of COP 28, and all member states of the United Nations ~ Brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad must be held to account for crimes against humanity, not given a platform to greenwash the Syrian regime’s atrocities at the world’s climate conference ~ his first international conference since 2011 ~ Inviting Assad sends a clear message to all war criminals that impunity is the rule of law. We call on the host of COP 28, the United Arab Emirates, to uninvite Assad and we urge all UN member states to oppose the Syrian regime attending COP.