STOP INVASION OF UKRAINE July 26 to August 2

Kyung-hwa Choi-ahoi

Natalia and Sergey

Yesterday we rang the bell at the guest apartment where they have found a place to live with our construction community for the past week. Natalia opened the apartment door and faced us. We met for the first time. Wordlessly, we handed her a bag of wheat flour. After handing it to her, we ran the text translated into Ukrainian in the audio from the cell phone. Because we can’t speak Ukrainian or Russian, we prepared in google translator for it, so that we can communicate with Natalia and Sergey why we visited them. The artificial machine voice from the cell phone was running:

This is Kyung-hwa from Korea and Niko from Greece. We heard that you need the wheat flour and sunflower oil. Here is wheat flour. Tomorrow we will bring you sunflower oil.

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Alisa Berger

Alexey Shmurak – return.

Anne Brunswic

From my window. Paris, July 2022.

La Permanence 8. Malika.

Même décor. C’est l’été. La lumière est filtrée par des rideaux rouges. Les examinateurs s’éventent de temps en temps.

Entre une Africaine longiligne vêtue d’un long voile noir qui la couvre jusqu’aux pieds chaussés de tongs. Sous le voile noir, un autre plus clair enserre son visage très fin. Elle tient un nourrisson contre sa poitrine et, de temps en temps, entrebâille son voile pour lui donner le sein. Malika vient de Mauritanie.

Malika : – L’avocat, j’appelle, il répond pas. C’est dans douze jours, je sais pas quoi faire.

Les examinateurs : – Il faut qu’on regarde ensemble la décision de rejet de l’Ofpra. (Ils lisent). A l’Ofpra, ils n’ont pas cru que vous avez subi un mariage forcé. Ils n’ont pas cru aux violences de votre mari. Ils ont pensé que vous êtes partie parce qu’il a pris une seconde épouse mais pas parce qu’il vous maltraitait. Ils rejettent tout ce que vous avez dit.

Malika : – Mais j’ai dit la vérité !

L’examinateur : – Quand votre père vous a annoncé que vous alliez être mariée avec votre cousin Soleiman, qu’est-ce que vous avez dit ? Comment vous avez réagi ?

Malika : – J’ai rien dit. La fille doit obéir. Une fille qui n’obéit pas, c’est le déshonneur. C’était décidé depuis que j’avais 5 ans. Mon père et mon oncle étaient d’accord.

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Emma Woffenden

The Mother of the Soldier. Sculpture, glass and mixed media, a work in progress.

Katja Stuke

A Tree in Tehran
(Google Street View 2018) Jul 24., 2022.

»Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine; Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saadabad palace, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.» Washington Post

Aurelia Mihai

The Black Square, video still, 2022

The Black Square is an iconic painting by Kazimir Malevich from 1915. Part of the collection of the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. “Roskomnadzor, the Russian service for supervision in the field of communication, information technology and mass communication, explicitly warned against the use of symbols that could be “ambiguous” – flags of foreign nations (for example, blue-yellow), birds (for example, the white dove) or black squares – after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.”

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Manuela Morgaine

RAONI – Lips of the world.

Brazilian Indian chef Raoni for forty years he has been fighting to defend the lungs of his land: the Amazon rainforest. Today our forests are burning and I can see his face I met a few years ago in Paris, his face and his labret lip which says that we alone are bearers and that we can change the world. When he was 15, Raoni started wearing a labret, an ornamental disk which warriors wear on their lower lip when they want to show they are ready to die for their land.

Natacha Nisic

How to play ?

SE Barnet

The Sleep of Violence, 2022
HD video  2’44”

Catalina Swinburn

Woven paper from vintage documentation on astro-archeaology from studies of celestial bodies, stars and cosmical risings, related to the orientación of the ancient Egyptian and Greek stellar temples.
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