Fellowship

Fellow 2018/2019

Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh

Kunstenaar Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh studeerde geschiedenis, fotografie en visuele antropologie in Parijs. In 2018 behaalde ze haar PhD aan het Instituut voor Kunsttheorie en Culturele Studies aan de Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Wenen. Van 2006 tot 2011 leefde ze in Burj Shamali, een Palestijns vluchtelingenkamp in de buurt van Tyre, waar fotografisch onderzoek uitvoerde, inclusief een gespreksproject met jonge Palestijnen en archiefwerk met persoonlijke- en studiofoto’s. Sinds 2018 is Eid-Sabbagh onderdeel van de Arab Image Foundation. Ze ontving de Arles Discovery Award, 2013, en de 8e Vevey International Photography Award, 2011, voor haar samenwerking met Rozenn Quéré getiteld Vies possibles et imaginaires (Mogelijke en denkbeeldige levens).

Fellowship onderzoekstraject

Frictional Conversations: Negotiating Collective Agency vormt een concretisering van kunstenaar Yasmine Eid-Sabbag’s langlopende onderzoekspraktijk in het Burj Shamali kamp, Tyre. Dit experimentele onderzoekstraject bouwt voort op een verlengd verblijf in Burj Shamali, een Palestijns vluchtelingenkamp ten zuidoosten van Tyre, in zuidelijk Libanon, waar Eid-Sabbagh verbleef (2006–2011) en werkt sinds 2001. Gedurende deze periode ontwikkelde en verzamelde ze – meestal in samenwerking met kampbewoners – een uitgebreide digitale collectie van persoonlijke foto’s, studiofoto’s, video’s en audio-opnames. Dit lange werkproces en de digitale collectie die eruit is voortgekomen besteden aandacht aan de omstandigheden en effecten van wereldwijde migratie en vluchtelingenpolitiek, en beogen politieke vragen representatief en machtsverhoudingen zichtbaar/duidelijk te maken.

In dit onderzoek werkt Eid-Sabbagh aan een collectieve belichaming van de digitale collectie van Burj Shamali, door het creëren van verschillende vormen van interventies  die experimenteren met de manier waarop de digitale collectie en haar politieke implicaties aan het grote publiek gepresenteerd kunnen worden zonder te worden uitgeput.

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