Urok Shirhan // Iraq

Urok Shirhan (1984, b. Baghdad) is a visual artist and a recent researcher in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She holds an MA (with Honours) in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths' University in London and was a fellow at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program in Beirut. Her work deals with the politics of image-making and the legacies that are perpetuated through visible and invisible representations.

Introduction
Participants of this workshop are invited to engage with questions surrounding ‘xenophones’ (‘strange sounds’), departing from Urok Shirhan’s new body of research that considers questions of the ‘voice’ (the ways in which it is performed, recorded and made audible) as well as a wider understanding of the ‘tongue’ (language, phonetics, accents and dialects). Underlying the research are (personal) notions of displacement and assimilation both understood in the sense of aesthetic form as well as geographic migration.
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Master Class & Workshop
Subject
XENOPHONES / STRANGE SOUNDS
When
12-14 May 2016
Where
Universiapolis // AGADIR
Web page
http://www.urokshirhan.com
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