“What is most unexpected is these artists’ evocation of what it means to be human. Working in a diverse array of media including video, performance, digital media, and text-based practices, they imagine a feminist, queer, decolonial, anti-racist, and anti-ableist future.”
“Artists can help us see around corners,” the center’s director, Roderick Schrock, said. “They can help us interrogate the world we live in. I think artists really have an ability to help the culture at large gain a better understanding of the relationship of society and issues we face.”
What was different was that there wasn’t anyone playing instruments or even a DJ. Instead, the artists were writing computer code, live, programming the music and lights in languages like Clojure and Haskell.
Through her work, Allahyari “re-figures” how people think about and talk about female or queer figures by retelling their stories using 3D printed models, video, reading rooms, and public performances.