In an effort to translate Shervin’s state of mind and personal experiences into an architectural concept, she chose to design various spaces or materializations of various states of being, drawn together into a coherent structure. The result was an integrated architectural work that derives from a polyphony of cultures. These cultures communicate with each other in the designed spaces, at the same time giving an illusion of neutrality – a carte blanche. A place seemingly stripped of most political complexities, with a relationality based on human experience – a variety of cultures communicating in some third landscape. However, this romantic idea has also been the starting point for a discussion on cultural appropriation and cultural identity, shared with a few female artists and thinkers. They show the importance of opening reflective space up to contemporary discussion, of embracing critical narratives as a route to achieving a deeper understanding of our cultural conditioning. This project began with the idea to reflect on notions of reality through the individual perspective in a collective space. The investigation of personal experience within the culture is echoed in the materiality of the architectural models, but also in the materiality of the various narratives of women living and creating in between cultures. Inbetween. A mélange of different architectural styles, sacrum, and profane, a trans-culture, a hybrid of civilizations. Cultural realms engaged in a dialogue. A quest for confusion, and a further quest for peace. Where is my identity now? Shervin does not get a single answer, but a polyphony of voices.
140 cm x 140 cm.
Plan screen printed on canvas.
Adel Setta, Alana Knight, Alexandra Theunis, Alies Torfs, Amnesia Scanner, Andro Boulougouris, Andy Eeckhaut, Anne Podevyn, Annelore De Cock, Anthony Ngoya, Antoine Dechambre, Antoine Grenez, Arthur Dufoor, Astrid Vandendael, Boris Deben, Briek Lesage, Carmen Pazos, Catherine Lemblé, Cato Crevits, Charlotte Daniëlse, Chloë Nuñez-Garcia, Clara Duflos, Clara Van Severen, Clara Wouters, Clara-Lane Lens, David Smulders, Denisa Teglas, Elisa Maenhout, Emma Terweduwe, Emmeline Geiregat, Eva Donckers, Eva Lynen, Fleur De Roeck, Gelique Pirard, Geran Knol, Guillaume Varache, Hannah Brugge, Hanne Fatah, Hanne Van Assche, Herlinde Raeman, Hyun De Grande, Jean-Samuel N’Sengi, Jeanne Dubé, Jill Verhaeghe, Joanna Maria Druyts, Joëlle Dubois, Jonas Reubens, Julia Garcia Rubio, Julie Pittevils, Julie Van Eyck, Kayla Van Durme, Ken Meersman, Lara Gasparotto, Larpie & Quintano, Leda Devoldere, Leen Hoogmartens, Lidia Sciarrotta, Lieven Van Vercruyssen, Liia Kosolovska, Linde Stevens, Lisa Gautama, Liz Verbruggen, Louise De Buck, Louise Degraeve, Louise Delanghe, Lynn Elshof, Maarten Van Mieghem, Manon Leneveu, Mathieu V. Staelens, Max Dreezen, Maxim Ryckaerts, Mayli Sterkendries, Michiel Debusseré, Mieke Galle, Migena Demaj, Natasha Pirard, Natasja Mabesoone, Nick Moons, Nina Vandeweghe, Oriane Verstraeten, Paule Josephe, Paulien Jans, Pauline Colleu, Phaedra Van Genabet, Rachel Daniëls, Ramy Moharam Fouad, Rein De Wilde, Renaat Nijs, Sam De Buysere, Sander Adriaens, Sander Mortier, Sara De Graeve, Sarah De Bruecker, Seppe Dyck, Seppe Vancraywinkel, Sharon Van Cleuvenberg, Shervin Sheikh Rezaei, Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, Sofie Devriendt, Stijn De Pourcq, Sven Goewie, Tessa Van Thielen, Thor Salden, Tine Vandamme, Tineke De Meyer, U.S.Girls, Ulana Perveeva, Valerie De Backer, Violet Braeckman, Virginie Corens, Yaqine Hamzaoui, Zeste Le Reste
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