Oproep 2: Duurzaam internationaal werken
Before we look at International 'professional' exchange, we need to first reflect at our passports and the power that we are accidentally born into
I come from India where caste hierarchy & privilege is unescapable. If you are born in a higher caste you are blessed and if you are born in a lower caste you are cursed. Education, Basic human rights, Dignity, Social status, Mobility, everything about you identity arises from here. I am not from the high caste neither i am from the lower caste. I was born with some opportunities on my lap. Same way i see 'passports' as a 'global caste system', I believe that your right to travel cannot be determined by the passport you accidentally get at birth. This would be my starting point with the group. I would like to create a knowledge base where we can examine our privilege and would like to propose alternate perspectives, raptures, utopian/dystopian proposals for a more inclusive world. i would like to create provocative proposals and radical thought experiments concerning passports and power dynamics to shake our pre-existing knowledges and power pockets which we so deeply hold onto.
I would like to publish my research and findings through blogs, video works, interviews, articles, experiments and publish it online and in the post covid world create a lecture-performance from the material generated, which i would like to not perform in theatres but in more alternate spaces, public spaces.
Mostly in the evening 4 pm onwards, weekends are also possible, i work as a freelance artist based in Amsterdam. so i can be flexible.
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Abhishek Thapar email@example.com
I would like to interconnect the powers of games, virtual reality and robots (and maybe more) to create a shared space for education, and for forming awareness of political and cultural aspects of digital literacy. For an engaging narrative frame, I would love to connect this project philosophically with the science-fiction novel "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson from 1992.
In Be-coming Tree events we encountered a lack of cross-generational media literacy, and participants in general having difficulties using accessible technologies (smartphones, Zoom) fluently enough to enable free flowing creativity. By encouraging use of accessible tech we aim to empower generations not born into a digitised world and enable intersectional artists to reach new audiences globally.