Artists Basma Alsharif and Ben Russell lead this collaborative exploration of the no-space of projection, the only place where Utopia can be fully realized; a temporary site where time becomes space and subject matter can be engaged in an idealized form. Seen through the converging lenses of Basma's practice of Doppelganging (in which the experience of watching mimics the experience of recording) and Ben's work in Psychedelic Ethnography (a methodology that marries the subjective charge with an objective understanding of the/a self), we look at works that collapse a politics of representation and point towards the embodiment of subject through the practice of filmmaking and media performance.
Participants actively engage in a collective discussion on the histories, herstories, limits, possibilities and challenges of Utopia, opening up into the material exploration of their own ideas for Utopia as a place. Subtopics include: bilocation, psychedelia, non-fiction filmmaking, auto-hypnosis, self-identification, trance and transformation.
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