Worlding Worlds

  1. Ainslee Alem Robson (@ahhslay) talks about her work Ferenj; a graphic memoir in virtual reality, and her experience in Worlding.

    Ferenj is part of the MU exhibition Worlding Worlds: mu.nl/en/exhibitions/worlding-worlds

    “This afro-surreal experience is an experimental form of emancipatory thought and resistance to othering. Reclaiming my Ethiopian- American mixed race identity, and redefining boundaries between fragmented memories and the digital imaginary.”

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  2. What is the meaning of ‘home’ when you live between two cultures? Through crowd sourcing, Ainslee Alem Robson collected images from Cleveland, where she grew up, and Ethiopia, her mother’s country. She combines the 3D scans into a world built from point clouds, a non-place full of music, history and memories where Empress Taytu tells her story.

    Wat betekent ‘thuis’ als je leeft tussen twee culturen? Via crowdsourcing verzamelde Ainslee Alem Robson beelden uit Cleveland, waar ze opgroeide, en Ethiopië, het land van haar moeder. Ze combineert de 3D scans tot een wereld opgebouwd uit puntwolken, een non-plaats vol muziek, geschiedenis en herinneringen waar Empress Taytu haar verhaal vertelt.

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  3. Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (@ladydangfua) talks about her work Resurrection Pro League. “We don’t actually have to be clear and have to make work that makes you feel okay and makes us feel like a box that is ticked. No. It’s going against all of that, going against all of the teachings of what it is to identify as a black trans person. It’s saying no: we’re gonna make something that archives us in the way that we can archive us, and the only way that we can do it. We can only make work like this.” Resurrection Pro League is part of Worlding Worlds, on show from 1 June - 30 August 2020, at MU Hybrid Art House.

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  4. A successful search for the ancestors of black trans people leads to their resurrection in a digital archive called The Black Sea, were people can visit them and benefit from their presence. Soon, however, trans tourism takes over and black trans history is being appropriated and exploited. The ancestors need to be secured from this awful fate. So: why are you here?

    Een geslaagde zoektocht naar de voorouders van zwarte trans personen leidt tot hun herrijzenis in een digital archief, The Black Sea, waar bezoekers soelaas kunnen vinden in hun aanwezigheid. Maar al snel krijgt trans toerisme de overhand en eigenen anderen zich de zwarte trans geschiedenis toe. De voorouders moeten beschermd worden tegen uitbuiting. Dus: waarom ben jij hier?

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  5. Anticipating a future when work and life will blend into each other and distances will be virtually eliminated, Weightless Collaboration asks you to take care of a garden together with someone else, in a digitally enhanced reality. This apparently practical activity imagines the high level of abstraction involved in working with intangible data flows.

    Vooruitlopend op een toekomst waarin werken en leven in elkaar overgaan en afstanden virtueel worden opgeheven, laat Weightless Collaboration je samen met iemand anders tuinieren in een digitaal verrijkte realiteit. Deze ogenschijnlijk praktische bezigheid verbeeldt de hoge mate van abstractie die komt kijken bij het werken met ongrijpbare datastromen.

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Worlding Worlds

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MU Hybrid Art House
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While the world still struggles with the new realities caused by COVID-19, MU invites you to enter into an array of alternative worlds. These queer, germinating, irreconcilable worlds offer more than just distraction.…


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MU Hybrid Art House
mu.nl

While the world still struggles with the new realities caused by COVID-19, MU invites you to enter into an array of alternative worlds. These queer, germinating, irreconcilable worlds offer more than just distraction. In a choir of critical and upbeat voices, thirteen artists and designers question dominant views, opposing them with unexpected possibilities and creating the space that can be hard to find in society as we know it.

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