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Fri Nov 5 11:48:56 CET 2010
Real-Time-Nomads starts with the observation that immigration is a vital
and fascinating aspect of urban reality. Cities have always been places
where people of various backgrounds converge. Yet Europe's cultural
diversity is not necessarily seen as enriching, but some specific groups
are perceived as "problematic fringe groups".
The objective of the project is to analyze the multi- dimensional spaces
in which we move and to explore the boundaries of intercultural
communication. The results are reflected in a multimedia installation.
Swiss artist Maja Weyermann has interviewed shopkeepers and food stand
owners from different cultural backgrounds in Berlin and worked with
them to reconstruct their memories of rooms and spaces from their
childhoods in their countries of origin. The artist virtually simulated
these reconstructed rooms in 3-D.
The completed installation combines elements of the remembered rooms and
the current workspaces of the interview partners. The medium of 3-D
simulation allows for the creation of virtual space rooted in private
memory. This process makes these realms, in which perception and
imagination are merged, accessible to others.
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