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Sentences on the banks and other activities
Exhibition project curated by Abdellah Karroum
13.11.2010 - 28.2.2011
“Sentences on the banks and other activities” is a live art exhibition, curated by Abdellah Karroum, and initiated at Darat al Funun in Amman as a hub for its operations. This project integrates production across cultural disciplines and social practices, associating Darat al Funun with social and private spaces, and other cultural spaces around the city, as well as the Khalid Shoman private collection. The project is launched with an invitation for people to join a collective space of thinking and expressing ideas on realities and imagination. The curatorial enunciation suggests the simultaneous appearance, in times and spaces, of art production, post-production, and encounters, experimenting with the appearance of art expression during the formulating process. The urgent character of this idea of simultaneous sharing while creating interrogates today’s speed, and the missing distance between real facts and history, documentary or fiction. The exhibition takes shape at Darat al funun, in connection with few places in the city. A one-day conference on “Art Practices and Vocabulary” associates curators, artists and scholars to the project. A radio program is produced in parallel.
Rt22- Amman is an ongoing project dedicated to documenting ’Sentences on the banks and other activities’. It will also include interviews with scolars, artists and the general public as well as sound clips of everyday situations with the objective of capturing the essence of the city of Amman through sound
A traditional song by local women
Raed Ibrahim talks about his Amman map project
Dawud Al-Eisawi, Professor of Botany at UJ talks us through Jordan’s heritage of plants
Mughira Ayaayd informed us that the oud as we now know it was directly inspired by the human anatomy. It’s body takes the form of a lung and the incisions on the instruments front act as that of the respiratory systems’; allowing the air to both enter and exit the hollow form. Ayaayd also explained that the lung-like form allows him to feel the sound. The music, to him operates in a physical way; he both feels and hears the music that he is producing.
Interviewed by Haya Saleh, Jordanian novelist and play write Hashem Gharaybah talks about the downtown area of Amman, the changes that have occurred and what one might pay attention to during the public walk organised by Hamzet Wasl for ’Sentences on the banks and other activities’.
Hamdi Attia discusses Archipelago- A world map II during the conference organized by Darat al Funun at UJ as part of the project ’Sentences on the banks and other activities.’ He talked bout how the Isreali army distributed the Palestinian land in the west bank and how he demonstrated this through his instillation for ’Sentences on the banks and other activities.’ Attia’s experimental approach explores associations, misrepresentations and calls critical attention to the artists role within society.
Goddy LEYE, a Cameroonian artist visiting Jordan discusses ’Sentences on the banks and other activities’ with Petra Swais, they talk about the importance of this exhibition happening in Amman and empathize the significance of bringing international art to the city.