Parallaxing (i)


This walk is an essay-workshop that introduces my current research-practice parallaxing (i). The key question here is : “where my body should be or could be”. I am asking that as a dual citizen of Iran and the Netherlands in the past decade of my life. Being skeptical of the mandate of physical presence within the legacy of the knowledge making institutions, I am wondering what defines the border of my body, my presence and subjectivity.

In a series of body swapping collaborations with various artists in between the two contexts that I am living, we have tried to use the multiplicity of our presences, addressing issues around remote hosting, economical discrepancies, institutional ableism and digital dualism. In this essay in collaboration with Katerina Bakatsaki, Ogutu Muraya, Shahrzad Irannejad among others we quote Natascha S.Haghighian, Shahram Khosravi, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Elizabeth Povinell, Sher Doruff and Legacy Russels in their desire for staying CONNECTed and their relation to body as a fluid and opaque entity.