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video echoes // WAVES FROM THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

  • Counihan Gallery 233 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

Opening Event 30th August 6-8pm
Exhibition Runs 31st August - 30th September

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Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

 

Often perceived culturally through the lens of tourism, sometimes burdened by the weight of its own historic legacy of architecture and sculpture, Video Echoes offers an alternative view of the Eastern Mediterranean region through the practice of contemporary video artists from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt.

Drawing heavily on video work that references the sea itself as metaphor for both separation and connection, the exhibition aims to resonate with local expatriate, migrant and refugee communities, and to reveal the current social and political issues faced by the region over the last 10 years, global effects which inevitably reach our own shores.

 Image: Didem Erk.  Home is a Place Called Never  2017. Performance and video installation. Double Channel full HD video (11'44'',11'44''). Dimensions variable. Camera: Bahadır Cihangir Genç. Music: Etkin Çekin. Courtesy the artist and Zilberman Gallery

Image: Didem Erk. Home is a Place Called Never 2017. Performance and video installation. Double Channel full HD video (11'44'',11'44''). Dimensions variable. Camera: Bahadır Cihangir Genç. Music: Etkin Çekin. Courtesy the artist and Zilberman Gallery

Free Event