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Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Exhibition Detail
AFFB Opening Performance
Curated by: Sunju Choi
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
D-10557 Berlin

January 1st, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Forest, Nabi NaraNabi Nara, Forest
© Sebastian Keller
, Nabi NaraNabi Nara, Proposal
© Sebastian Keller
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Tue-Sun 10-9; Daily 10-7....Exhibitions: Wed-Mon and holidays 11-7
conceptual, performance, video-art, mixed-media, system forced not to love, feel it, seeing without seeing it, blindness, wald, forest

Project Summary

The Project `wald(means forest in german) ́ is a conceptual, interactive, site specific performative art project ; in which the artist aims to discover improved state of viewing by turning the the function of physical organ eyes. Prejudices on the others are in all of us. If you see a person passing by, you will already get informations on that stranger, and it comes mostly by viewing with eyes. Almost of our societies and members of them are not giving a chance to understand ‘the others’ in entire humane way, rather educating us to distinguish, discriminate them. Nabi Nara wants to discover the possibilty of viewing without viewing. It is an important job. This project will allow her to spend time working in our prejudice, reinvestigating the perception of Viewing.

Artist Statement

I was always fascinated by children when they are rolling down from the hill. They seemed that they are really into themselves, and had no fear at all. I wanted to bring this state of mind through my per- formance to people. Moreover, I was always fascinated to blind people. They don’t see, no… but they really can ‘See’ something differently. I was quite often watching how they move in a public space, whenever i had a chance to do it.
What they do is using insight  to get the informations of people and sapce. So, I made a costume which let me play like a child and the blind. During the performace in a forest, i could feel like a child it was really great moment. I even laughed inside that cloth. well, needless to say, i couldn’t see anything but i could feel that entire place.

Interacting Public ca. 300 

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