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Evil Eye: The parallel history of Optics and Ballistics ~ From the ‘visual ray’ metaphor to Pierre Jules César Janssen’s ‘revolver photographique’, the history of optics and the history of ballistics developed in parallel to one another, ultimately conflating in the figure of the drone: a camera that can kill. But under the aegis of, and working in tandem with, this technoscientific trajectory one also finds a whole racialised and gendered regime of visibility, suggesting an ideological process at work that, as theorist Meg Armstrong argues, makes ‘what is contingent and local, perhaps even idiosyncratic, in matters of taste appear to be natural, and thus beyond dispute’. The present group exhibition aims to map the structuring force of this white gaze in both its concrete and abstract dimensions. Opening on the 28th of January at Tabakalera.Till the 24th of June 2023. Among the participating artists is Izaro Ieregi González (DAI, 2022). Curators: Oier Etxeberria Bereziartua and DAI theory tutor Ana Teixeira Pinto.
TO THOSE WHO CAN IMAGINE ~ On the artist Gluklya’s artistic practice and exhibition “To those who have no time to play” ~ This is the first part of an essay by our alumna, the curator and writer Anna Bitkina (DAI, 2018) published by the fantastic NERO magzine. "The video installation in the yurt, Gulmira’s Fairy Tales, performed by Kyrgyz actress Gulmira Tursunbaeva, could be interpreted as a collective historical and contemporary female voice of Kyrgyzstan. Its narratives include parts of biographies and dream fragments of Dinara, Rakhat, Zaina and Samira collected by Gluklya through a number of personal encounters with the seamstresses during her trip to Bishkek. Disrupting their automated and zombified 15-17 hours daily working routine, Gluklya conducted a series of listening and creative sessions with them in order to abstract women from their reality and to make space in their minds and working schedule for play, dreams and imagination. The results of these collective creations are presented in the yurt in the form of textile zoomorphic and angel-like creatures." Find the link to the full text here.
Teresa Borasino (DAI, 2005) presents "Ausangate: a gaseous cosmology" a performance, a ceremony, a conversation with an earth-being, an ofrenda. Ausangate, the earth-being that is also a mountain, occupies a prominent role in the Andean cosmovision, as the source of all life, of prosperity or misfortune, of health or disease. Hosted by Framer Framed in Amsterdam.