Videos on Stage: Parallel Lines

curator: Basak Senova
artists: Zarina Bhimji, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukáks, Democracia Ser y Durar, Mounir Fatmi, Hatice Güleryüz, Zeren Göktan, Juul Hondius, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jesper Just, Basim Magdy, Jani Ruscica, Larissa Sansour, and Cui Xiuwen
venue: Halic Congress Center
coordinates: ArtInternational, Istanbul, 2013

If two parallel lines do not meet,
it is not because they cannot,
but because they have other things to do

Vladimir Nabokov

“Parallel Lines” is a compilation of videos about people, cases, segments, and dreams that are forced to live with the intensity of the pressure of mental occupation in every possible layer: political, territorial, spatial, psychological, economical, and social. This compilation intends to collect and discuss the perspectives, oppressions and realities of diverse positions through moving image. Each work invites the viewer to contemplate on parallel realities and mental occupations, perceived and interpreted in diverse layers.

(in alphabetic order)

Zarina Bhimji, Yellow Patch (2011) 29’43”
Lumen Travo Gallery

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukáks, Prime Time Paradise (2004) 10’52”

Democracia Ser y Durar (2011) 18’30”
ADN Galeria

Mounir Fatmi, L’Histoire n’est pas à moi / History is not mine (2013) 5′
ADN Galeria

Hatice Güleryüz, The First Ones (2000) 2’17”

Zeren Göktan, Aboveground (2009) 10′
CDA Projects

Juul Hondius, Brilliant Punitive Raids (2013) 10’18”

Shirazeh Houshiary, Veil (2005) 7’12”
Lisson Gallery

Jesper Just, Llano (2012) 7’17”

Basim Magdy, Time Laughs Back at You Like a Sunken Ship, (2012), 9′ 31”

Jani Ruscica, Evolutions (2008) 18’20”

Larissa Sansour, Nation Estate (2012) 9’00”
Lawrie Shabibi

Cui Xiuwen, Lady’s (2000), 5’15”
Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise

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