Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Oreet Ashery

Returning Interaction

Returning Interaction

Oreet Ashery. Returning Interaction, 2005–2007.

Description:
"Returning Interaction" is part of the ongoing project "Welcome Home" (www.welcomehome.org.uk). Participants are asked to choose a blindfold and draw their teenage bedroom in a large sketchbook. The blindfolds have the word "returning" on them in different languages according to the location of the interaction. After the drawing is done, and the blindfold removed, they are asked to write a sentence about it. The books slowly fill up. In most cases participants are positively surprised by the ‘blind’ drawing. The displaced lines in the drawings show gaps in memory, time and space. The stories around the drawings speak generally of family relations, immigration, rite of passage and related social and cultural backdrops.

Medium:
Public/Site-specific

Tags:
teenage, blindfold, public, drawing, returning, interaction, bedroom,

Images
Colored FolksMarcus Fisher, boy to manRight, LeftPortrait SketchReturning InteractionDrawingsVillage series I

Videos
Why do you think I left?

Location
London, ENGLAND
UK

Contact
oreet@blueyonder.co.uk

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