ALBAN OVANESSIAN 

researches/projects

QUEERHUB

In the Icelandic fjord, Seyðisfjörður, a glass cube is arranged as an installation where different painting exhibitions alternate during the year. 

 

Alban OVANESSIAN occupies the space and proposes a choreographic reflection on the imbrication between the social relations of sex and gender, by giving his.their own version of hedonism: a non-normative identity where gender occupies a central but non-hierarchical place.

 

While researching this topic, an intense storm fell on to the city, putting the houses on alert and leaning the inhabitants to barricade themselves for several days. 

The glass installation, weighing more than 230kg, overturned and dragged several meters by the wind from, the windows are broken and the work exposed inside has been carried away. 

 

The cube no longer looks like a proper exhibition space, but more like a place where an act of vandalism and revolution have interacted hand in hand. 

 

Confronted with the reality of the situation, Alban Ovanessian understands that this scenography has never been so adequate to formulate the following argument : DECONSTRUCTION IS CONSTRUCTION. 

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CREDITS AND MENTIONS. 

CONCEPT - PERFORMANCE/

ALBAN OVANESSIAN HE.HIM/THEY.THEM

SOUND DES IGN/

BAPTISTE CAZAUX  HE.HIM/she.her

COSTUME DES IGN /

ALBAN OVANESSIAN  HE.HIM/THEY.THEM

TECHN ICAL SUPPORT/

JU CANON HE.HIM/THEY.THEM, JULIA PAYTON sHER.HER,

 MICHAL PERELMUTER THEY.THEM, RA TACK THEY.THEM, 

SØREN BJØRNSHAVE TAUL HE.HIM

SOUNDTRACK/

BAPTISTE CAZAUX  HE.HIM/she.her - ORIGINAL TRACK.

ALESSANDRO MORESCHI - AVE MARIA. 

 

PLACE/

HEIMA Art Residency SEYDISFORDUR,ICELAND. 

PRODUCED AND SUPPORTED BY/ 

 

HEIMA ART RESIDENCY,    SEYDISFORDUR,ICELAND. 

MÚLAÞING MUNICIPALITY  ,   EGILSSTADIR, ICELAND.

PHOTOS TAKEN BY JULIA PAYTON 

Choreographic research based on the following readings :

 

"AN APPARTMENT ON URANUS". 

BY PAUL.B PRECIADO.

 

"ORLANDO".

BY VIRGINIA WOLF. 

"GENDER TROUBLE".

BY JUDITH BUTLER. 

RESIDENCIES.  

01/09/2022 - 13/10/2022

 

HEIMA ART RESIDENCY

SEYDISFORDUR/ICELAND

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