Hameed, Ayesha. 2020. "TRAVEL APPARATUS". In: ""TRAVEL APPARATUS"", Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria, 17 June - 19 August 2020. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Hameed, Ayesha
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A screening programme to selected destinations with video works by Ayesha Hameed.

Do we need to be physically in a place in order to experience it? As a reaction to current and challenging times, das weisse haus’ screening programme "TRAVEL APPARATUS" offers visitors the opportunity to travel to 34 destinations without leaving the exhibition space. The aim is not to provide a touristic experience but rather to open up political questions related to present environmental issues, social inequality, colonial structures, and many other subjects that are key to understand the world we live in.

Furthermore, "TRAVEL APPARATUS" reflects upon the role of the visitor and the exhibition’s format. Each visitor can individually choose the content of the screening as well as the duration of their stay. Where do you want to go? Would you like to cross Spain by swimming through private pools? Would you prefer to visit Tuvalu in different periods of drought and flood? Would you rather go to Egypt and inspect the pyramids through their filmic representation? What about spending some days with an Iranian family in the countryside or witnessing the blank icescape and endless blue sky at the North Pole?

"TRAVEL APPARATUS" proposes a possibility of departure in a time that has declared traveling to be unfeasible; a possibility of selecting a point of destination that can be experienced through a wide variety of unforeseen artistic views.

Contributors: De Dios Rodríguez, Enar (Curator of an exhibition); Grausam, Alexandra (Curator of an exhibition); Lenzhofer, Aline (Curator of an exhibition) and Stecher, Katja (Curator of an exhibition)
Official URL: https://w.dasweissehaus.at/en/exhibition/screening...
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Visual Cultures
Date range: 17 June - 19 August 2020
Related URL: https://w.dasweissehaus.at/en/exhibition/senden-sie-uns-eine-postkarte/, https://w.dasweissehaus.at/en/exhibition/travel-apparatus-ein-manual/
Event Location: Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
Item ID: 35504
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2024 11:22
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 11:22



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