Charbel SAMUEL AOUN

2016

From : Beyrouth, Liban
To: Sweden

Pareidolia

Interdisciplinary

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How did this grant contribute to the realization of your project in regard to artistic exchange, local cultural development and/or the promotion of cultural diversity?

After being selected for a residency in Not Quite (Fengerfors, Amal, Sweden), I was interviewing a lot of women in the town coming from different backgrounds during different periods of time, and who all live now in Sweden (ethnic Swedes, women from Finland and Austria after WWII, from Bosnia, From Iraq, and recently from Syria). The intention was to investigate cultural borders through the perception of women, but also to check the shifting role of women through time and space. Many different opinions were collected, and cultural borders had much less importance than those psychological. Each person feels differently, perceives things differently, belongs differently, and these interviews proved an opposite to the basic generalisation concepts we create for understanding differences. Road signs were created, each two expressing different opinions on the same subject. These signs are fed through solar energy, so they can be placed anywhere in the city, sidewalks or outdoor spaces. They are here, in the city, and depending on the sun movement they start talking together, delivering intimate experiences of women living in the same geography but from different cultural backgrounds.

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