Berlin Art Project Reinterprets the Satellite Dish

from: 01.01.1970

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Satellite Art Project and Exhibition by Sima Zureikat at SomoS in Berlin Reinterprets the Symbolism of the Satellite Dish

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Berlin– Adorning the balconies of many migrational households in Germany, the satellite dish is often an immediate signifier of buildings with high Turkish or Arab residents. While many migrational households rely on satellite programming to maintain a connection with their native culture, from the street view outside, the image of the satellite studded facade is commonly considered an eyesore linked to “De-integration.”
The intention of this art project and exhibition by Sima Zureikat at SomoS Art House is to re-think the cultural associations of satellite dishes in the urban landscape and to question whether staying linked to one’s cultural heritage, via media and television programming, is representative of a disconnection from the larger cultural community.

By physically linking satellite dishes from building exteriors in temporary site-specific installations and photographically documenting the process, the art project proposes a re-interpretation of the symbolism of a the satellite as a mode of cultural connection rather than disassociation.

Program:
Exhibition Opening with Artist Talk 07.11.2015 6:30pm
Duration: Nov. 07 2015 – Nov. 20. 2015, Tuesday – Saturday, 2 – 7 pm

Kindly supported by the Intercultural Projects funding of the Senatskanzlei Berlin
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About SomoS:
Berlin art house SomoS provides space and resources for presentation and production of the arts. SomoS organizes its own cultural events and closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects. It is SomoS’ mission to create an international open framework for innovative arts, exhibitions, education and creative cooperation.

Contact:
Paulus Fugers
Email: paulus.fugers@somos-arts.org
Phone: +49 (0)1723118431

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