October 10, 2016

Moving the (b)order

OCTOBER_21-23 

QUEERING YEREVAN HAPPENING

                                           OPENING ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____ OCTOBER_21 _____ 17:00


Tumanyan St., 2-nd impasse # 9, former studio of sculptor Aytsemik Urartu




 s-pichka
anna shahnazaryan
masha godovnaya
natasha schastneva 
milena tadukhepa
tsomak
lusine talalyan
tamar shirinian
zhanna gladko
aykan safoglu
lee williams boudakian
kamee abrahamian
aliaksei luniou
elsy hajjar
sergey shabohin
ana lok
romik danial
tigran amiryan
susanna gyulamiryan
translators
anahit ghazaryan
gohar khachatryan
gayane davtyan
mariam elmasyan
sarag pailian
kyle khandikian


  18:30

postDIY
experimental film by lusine talalyan
             armenia 2015/12 min.

19:00

OFF-WHITE TULIPS
short, avant-garde by aykan safoglu
turkey 2014/20 min.

19:00
Discussion



Moving the (b) order 


COLONY, 1. Country conquered through violent power and being exploited by an imperialist state; 2. People of a colonized country; 3. Settlement, a country and/or part of a country, where immigrant settlers have established a settlement; 4. A place of detainees, area where hostages are kept; 5. Pl. population of a colonized country; 6. Refugees; 7. (in biology) Separate cells which have united to form a whole single mass; 8. Hospital where people who suffer from the same disease are isolated and treated; 9. See children’s detention center.
(Modern Armenian explanatory dictionary, Eduard Bagrati Aghayan. “Armenia” Publishing House, Yerevan, 1976. )

If a colony is a settlement - a dominion - formed on ‘foreign’ land, what are the borders of colonizing and being colonized, and when do we become aware of the fact or intention of transgressing those (b)orders? To what extent do settler communities serve imperialist ambitions and is it possible at all to deconstruct the colonized body and create a space where identity can take shape? For example, what kind of re/presen(ce)tation or ex(ample)ception does femininity have in patriarchal societies and when does it become possible to represent/imagine the feminine form independent from the colonizer’s gaze. Is it possible to actually live in a home where the invader-colonizer teaches us the art of self-colonization? 

Moving more concretely toward the moving image, it seems almost certain that particular images/walls and methods of representation reproduce themselves, creating colonies of mass media, which stand upon a variation of realities, thereby establishing a dominant reality. Beyond the colonized reality, in the artifactual and artistic sphere, images move (b)orders, on the road between migration and immigration, not finding their final place, devoid of the desire to take root and survive, but rather always existing inside the dance of being.



OCTOBER_22-23

OCTOBER_22


Armenian Center For 
Contemporary Experimental Art
Pavstos Buzand 1/3




12:00
Tangerine
Directed by Sean S. Baker 2015/88 min. 

14:00
Fire
Directed by Deepa Mehta 1996/108 min.

16:00
Be Like Others
Directed by Tanaz Eshaghian 2008/74 minutes


17:30

Reassamblage

Directed by Trinh T. Minh-ha 1982/40 minutes


19:00
Discussion with guest-speakers
ana lok
romik danial



OCTOBER_23

Armenian Center For 
Contemporary Experimental Art
Pavstos Buzand 1/3




12:00
The Last Summer of La Boyita
Directed by Julia Solomonoff 2009/93 minutes

14:00
I Call It Love
Directed by Elsy Hajjar 2013/10 minutes

14:30
52 Tuesdays
Directed by Sophie Hyde 2013/110 minutes

17:00
News from home
Directed by Chantal Akerman 1976/ 85 minutes



19:00 
Discussion with guest speakers
Tigran Amiryan
Susanna Gulamiryan




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