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An Experiment on Agency #4

An Experiment on Agency #3

An Experiment on Agency #2

Since it was not possible to make my practice public, due to Covid-19, An Experiment on Agency #2 was placed without any participant. Through an essay A Landscape of Absence: Reflections on Participatory Installation during a Pandemic andThe Installation art, physical presence and collective space, I investigated the relationship and conversation around socio-political installation art, the importance of physical presence, and public assembly as a political act

The video documentation is a collaboration with sound designer, Merve Erez.

An Experiment on Agency #1

An Experiment on Agency
Long-term participatory project since 2020

 

An Experiment on Agency is an ongoing research-based participatory artistic project focusing on the notion of agency in dilemmatic political situations, where the actors facing these dilemmas are in a ‘lose-lose’ predicament (Frost, 2003). These situations leave the actor with a difficult choice between two or more undesirable alternatives based on the given context – to choose over censorship and freedom of speech in a critical context; to lie, leave, fight, protest, believe, follow, vote.

In creating a series of incremental artistic practice experiments, the project inquires into how artistic practice can lead viewers to question, discuss and understand the existence of agency within such dilemmatic choices. Furthermore, the experience of the inquiry is meant to raise this open question: If in some situations we lose agency, which systems are depriving us of it.

ّIn this participatory event, the public is invited to explore their imagined agency by walking inside a floor map with branching paths. According to how they answer a series of questions along the paths, the participants will each make their own route through the map. Political conflicts and relations between oppressed and oppressors, are presented through the questions as they are played out on the world’s stage – there are no easy answers / no clear winners.

 

Events:

An Experiment on Agency #4 – Skogen, Gothenburg, Sweden

An Experiment on Agency #3 – Cittadellarte, Biella, Italy

An Experiment on Agency #2 / without bodies – HDK-Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden

An Experiment on Agency #1 – Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden


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