ZONA SESSIONS by Zona Dynamic Exhibition/ Performance at Ständige Vertretung / Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Fadi Zumot, Reem Marji, Joud Al-Tamimi, Ameer Masoud, Ki Hyun Park, Vincent Chomaz, Yazan Setabouha, Eliza Goldox
Titled Excuse me – I think I lost something here, the first iteration of the Zona Sessions in Jordan/ Amman investigated questions such as: How is public space dealt with and reflected in suppressed movements and emotions? What is the connection between emotion, identity, and performance in public space?; and explored the political and social implications of collaborative being and collaborative making.
The second iteration Caution: SLIPPERY GROUNDS will pick up where the first iteration in Amman stopped and use the urban fabric of Berlin as a playground to test the ideas that were pre-formed in Amman about gendered public spaces in Berlin. Would there be similar places that make us vulnerable? Would there be areas that we cannot access because of our identities or self-expression?
/ Zona Sessions is a common endeavour of Zona Dynamic, a Berlin-based project initiative experimenting with conceptual formats for collective working and the Spring Sessions, an experiential learning programme and artists residency based in Amman. The project is intended as a recurring, artistic exchange and co-development program. Zona Sessions is an experimental “artist laboratory” focused on co-creative structures and cross-disciplinary exchange. The laboratory is an hybrid format between an artist residency and a workshop which promotes the creation of a temporary artists collective as a structure for cross disciplinary exchange and collaborative research.