"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Last week I joined a brigade of artists and scholars brought together by Edge of Arabia as part of their Culturunners tour around America, an art project and curatorial programme aimed at generating nuanced inter-cultural empathy between people in the Arab world and those in the US.

The Machine To Be Another, an experiment in how virtual 
reality can encourage cross-cultural empathy

Culturunners contributors including Ahmed Mater, Stephen Stapleton, 
Azra Akšamija, Matthew Mazzotta, Regina Möller and Ava Ansari

Just before chatting on stage at the Sunday symposium with 
Carol Huh, curator at the Freer Gallery of Art and the 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which together form the 
national museum for Asian art at the Smithsonian 

EOA co-founder Stephen Stapleton, architectural historian Azra Akšamija, and curator Ava Ansari - all also artists - launched the ambitious three-year project last month in Houston, Texas and stopped off as part of their art road trip at MIT in Boston where I joined them for three days of workshops, discussions, performances and a symposium with the Art, Culture, and Technology (ActMIT) department at the Media Lab.