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IS EUROPE A UTOPIA? (2016-2018)

Audio interactive installation



IS EUROPE A UTOPIA? on ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2016 (Linz, Austria, 2016)

This interactive installation shows a European flag which is hanging from the ceiling.

The spectator can move around the artwork. By doing so he/she provokes constant changes on the installation. The fabric moves, sound appears, also depending upon how many people are around. The air of fans move the flag. It opens, closes and shakes in order to create an air sculpture. It is possible to have a look inside the empty sculptural space.

The sounds are voices from different women who are reading facsimiles of European constitution extracts focused on diversity, equal and gender opportunity. The voices sometimes overlap and therefore cannot be understood very clear all the time. This and the air fans produce a sound mess which is a metaphor of this European utopia.

“Speculative Materialities” by Interface Culture
at Ars Electronica 2016: “The Alchemist of Our Time”


IS EUROPE A UTOPIA? on FABRA I COATS. FÀBRICA DE CREACIÓ DE BARCELONA (Barcelona, Spain, 2017)

6.ª BIENAL DE AGUJA E HILO. LA COSTURA COMO ESCRITURA Y OTRAS INCISIONES CONTEMPORÁNEAS


IS EUROPE A UTOPIA? on PIAZZETA DURANTE (Naples, Italy, 2018)

Inserita nella serie “Europa”, questa installazione interattiva mostra una bandiera europea transformata in burka su un manichino. Il pubblico può spostarsi attorno all’oggetto e, quando lo fa, attiva effetti sonori nell’installazione. Diverse voci femminili elencano in inglese e tedesco gli articoli della Costituzione Europea che fanno riferimento ai diritti umani sulla libertà, la dignità e l’ugluaglianza.Le voci, a volte confuse, sono una metafora sull’Utopia dell’Unione Europea posta al centro della domanda che costituisce il titolo dell’opera. 

 

Vetrina X, Piazzeta Durante


IS EUROPE A UTOPIA? on SHE DEVIL X. RE_SISTERS, STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI (Rome, Italy, 2018)

Over the last ten years, SHE DEVIL has conducted a close analysis of the female world; using the critical gaze of the invited artists as its means of enquiry, its objective has been to elaborate on a different aspect at each edition.

Studio Stefania Miscetti

Curators: Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, Dobrila Denegri, Veronica He, Pia Lauro. Alessandra Mammì, Manuela Pacella, Cristiana Perrella, Lydia Pribisova, Elena Giulia Rossi, Laura Trisorio, Alessandra Troncone, Paola Ugolini, Chiara Vigliotti

Artists: Lida Abdul, Monira Al Qadiri, Basma Alsharif, Bertille Bak, Maria Di Stefano, Regina José Galindo, Kristina Inčiūraitė, Riikka Kuoppala, Anna Raimondo, Lerato Shadi, Eulalia Valldosera, Amaia Vicente, Marisa Williamson


Credits

Voices: Julia Nüßlein & Tabitha Haynes

Links


TREATY ESTABLISHING: A CONSTITUTION FOR EUROPE

PART I
DEFINITION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE UNION

Article I-4
Fundamental freedoms and non-discrimination

Article II-78
Right to asylum

The right to asylum shall be guaranteed with due respect for the rules of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 and the Protocol of 31 January 1967 relating to the status of refugees and in accordance with the Constitution.

Article II-79
Protection in the event of removal, expulsion or extradition

Collective expulsions are prohibited.
No one may be removed, expelled or extradited to a State where there is a serious risk that he or she would be subjected to the death penalty, torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

TITLE I
DIGNITY

Article II-61
Human dignity

Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

Article II-64
Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

One shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

TITLE III
EQUALITY

Article II-80
Equality before the law

Everyone is equal before the law.

Article II-83
Equality between women and men

Equality between women and men must be ensured in all areas, including employment, work and pay.
The principle of equality shall not prevent the maintenance or adoption of measures providing for specific advantages in favour of the under-represented sex.

Article II-86
Integration of persons with disabilities

The Union recognises and respects the right of persons with disabilities to benefit from measures designed to ensure their independence, social and occupational integration and participation in the life of the community.

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