Imen Cherif

STATEMENT

One day, I was walking in Tunis streets and I met Amin, he told me about INTERFERENCE, and the fact that they want to have the same event in Djerba. I was so happy to hear this, and so excited that I wanted to help with all i can give to SEE Djerba under light, SEE Djerba alive again, and finally to SEE my hometown, where i was born and grown up in, happy. I asked Ijou Gdena team to be part of the project as well. and all together we can assure the success of SEE Djerba.

SEE DJERBA TASKS

[1] SEE Djerba Ijou Gdena team
[2] SEE Djerba Artist accomplice

DEVELOPPMENT

Since 2016 | Part of Ijou Gdena team
Since 2016 | Orthoptics student, SUPSAT university
2015-2016 | Biology and Geology student, Science University, Tunis
1997 | Born

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Lena Weisner

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I always look forward to exploring a new part of the world. Getting to know the culture and the people through an art project like this, is the most beautiful way to connect with a place and its people. SEE Djerba will bring different people together who are driven by a passion about light, like me. I look forward to two exciting weeks in Djerba!

SEE Djerba Site: …

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Photos: Sara Foerster, Lena Weisner

ARTISTIC APPROACH

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | LUMINIALE with FLUX Collective | Frankfurt am Main (de)
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2015 | FlLUX LUMINEUX | Tunis (tn)

DEVELOPMENT
2016-17 | Exchange semester„Lighting Design“ for Theatre at Rose Bruford College | London
2016 | Lighting design Lab | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tn)
2015 | Presentation about Laserworks of FLUX Collective at Laser in Technology and Art | Technical University | Berlin (de)
Since 2013 | Bachelor of Arts in „Lighting Design“ HAWK | Hildesheim (de)
1991 | Born

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Maher Ben Hamed

STATEMENT

I’m an architecture student, 23 years old and so excited to work on this project. I can’t wait to meet the artists and the whole community, and to share my ideas and knowledge with them in our beloved island, that I think is the best place and has the best environment to hold these kind of cultural events. Light, shadow, forms and colors are simple defined words but I think that after this project I will “SEE” them otherwise.

SEE DJERBA TASKS

[1] SEE Djerba communication strategies
[2] SEE Djerba sites manager
[3] SEE Djerba Artist’s accomplice

DEVELOPPMENT
Since 2016 | Architecture Student
1994 | Born

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Liubov Moskvina

ARTIST’S STATEMENT | After See Djerba

As I was asked by Bettina Pelz and Aymen Gharbi to participate in SEE Djerba project and to create a new work for public space in Djerba, I was excited to have a chance to work in such multi-layered format. The aim was not only to create a new site-specific Artwork, it was a great opportunity to work with and in context-based environments, such as cultural and historical heritage of island or thru our cross-cultural and international group.
Within one week and for the first time in Djerba, I had a chance to explore it’s deeper vision and to light on it’s spirit, which you may hardly discover with such intense as an outstanding person. From first moment on, I felt me welcome and belonging to the place and SEE Djerba Team and other artists. Our talk-rounds and discussions on the main topic helped me to reflect my own practice and explore new ways to understand subject of light in wider sense.
It was an intensive and inspiring time to look on island from different shapes. I will never forget it’s friendly atmosphere by the local community, unique nature, and, especially the colors of Djerbian sun. I could learn a lot from Djerbian rich culture and I liked our open dialog. I think the success of the project has been not made only by good results, but by integrating of transcultural processes as well. I think SEE Djerba was a good format for growing up for new processes in local environment and needs to be sustained for future’s development of the island.

SEE Djerba Site
Weaving Workshop, named “Hanout Laaouina” Houmt Souk, Djerba.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

DRIFT

Material: 119 Silk threads, red
Light: Line Laser, Class 2, 635nm (red), 4×1,5 V

Seemingly fluent and slowly floating red lines appear in the dark space of an old weaving workshop. Subtle and thinly visible cascade of 119 silk treads in projection of red laser light interplays with the wind blowing into the building. Relating to each change of wind environment outside of the workshop, the drifting curtain manifests itself and in the next moment disappears hurriedly in the deepness of a space. Take a photo, if you want catch the game of red lines! Than in this moment you will find a true story about forgotten place, lost tradition, dusted machines and unopened mails.  In one of the oldest existing weaving workshops in Djerba I reflect the history of the old tradition of weaving under environmental aspects of modern time. Being for many years closed, I tried to re-organize the point of view on forgotten place and it’s lost tradition and tired to recall on the rich potential of such places in whole country. The development of the Artwork was of an explorative nature. I found fascinating stories about island and the people living here. Each story is for me always a process and like a growing story in reality I like to implement such uncontrollable elements like wind into my works. From this moment on the Artwork starts to live it’s own life.

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Photos: Liubov Moskvina, Sam Saidani.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Light is a biggest mystery I met in my life. So elementary and in the same time so hard to catch. What is it, a phenomena of light? I try to find a wide understanding of Light as a term and vision, it’s relation to life and human being. Reflecting the complexity of light I try to express it’s simplicity in my artworks.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

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Photos: Liubov Moskvina.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Lichtcampus | Hildesheim (de)
2017 | Lux In, Lux Helsinki​| Helsinki (fn)
2016 | Luminale | Frankfort am Main (de)
2015 | Flux Lumineux | Tunis (tn)
2015 | ICEHOTEL #26 | Jukkasjärvi (se)
2015 | Lichtcampus | Hamburg (de)
2015 | Lichtungen | Hildesheim (de)

DEVELOPMENT

since 2016 | Artist and Lighting Designer
2013-2016 | MA Design, diploma supplement Lighting Design | University of Applied Sciences and Arts | Hildesheim (de)
2006-2010 | BA Industrial Design / Communication Design | Braunschweig University of Art | Braunschweig (de)

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LIUBOV MOSKVINA | Web

Sara Foerster

ARTIST’S STATEMENT | After See Djerba

At See Djerba I was able to participate as an artist. During the week I was free to explore the new surrounding, meeting new people and starting to work at my own project.
The week I had (only the one before the festival) was too short for all the possibilities which were offered (talks, workshops etc.).
My intent was to realise a site-specific work in Djerba, which deals with the influences of the experiences and impressions I explore in a new and unfamiliar space. During my stay I started a new way for me to work with the found photographic material, furthermore it is my first work with a diascope.

SEE DJERBA SITE
Fondouk Batista, Houmt Souk, Djerba.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

Luminous Vanishing
variable size / diascope / slides

The starting point for my artwork” luminous vanishing” were old slides that I found.

These slides were photographed by a german couple, who travelled to Djerba and Tunis during the 1970s. During my week in Houmt Souk Djerba, July 2017, I took my own pictures as well. The first idea was to combine the old and the new slides and to create a new story from this effort.
I began with the questions: How the place has changed? Could I recognise something? How travelling and photography changed over all these years? Would the old photographs differ from mine and would there be a difference in light and colour?
During my stay in Houmt Souk, I began to deal more with the physical, analog photographic material. I wanted to intervene directly on the slides to modify the picture physical and irreversible.

I wanted to leave traces, erase memories, and look for what might be hidden in the material. To conceal and to bring past and transience together. These were the first steps during See Djerba and they will continue now.

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Photos: Sara Foerster.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
In the past two years, I have had the opportunity to visit Tunisia several times, working there as an artist and exhibiting my artworks. With the exhibition project “Flux Lumineux” at the Goethe Institute Tunis in 2015, I learned how energetic and positive the cooperation in Tunisia can be. In Djerba I would like to realise an site-specific work. For me, the impulse is to discover a place with my artistic view, to implement it in my work and to present it in the public space. With analogue material I would like to transfer the outstanding light of Tunisia into the night.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Among the exploration of areas, borders and transitions, transformation processes are an overarching theme in my work. Unable to establish chronologically, whether they are necessary in a short moment or developed over a long period of time, I perceive them and give them space. In clear structures and a well-ordered collection, I enable the viewer to linger in this fragile moment of change. It shouldn’t, in the process, be taken as a perishable moment, rather that the elapse of time is included. The perpetualness of change fascinates me, each moment is linked with one before and one after and encloses them in itself. I pursue these moments with photography as a medium and as material.

Sara Foerster. FLUX 1. Goethe Insitute Tunis 2015. Photo Sara Foerster
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Photos: Sara Foerster.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 | REGARDING: BUNKERS | Bremen (de)
2017 | DOUBLE BANDE | Brest (fr)
2017 | DIALOGIC RESEARCH | Bremen (de)
2016 | ARTIST AS INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS | Artist Book | Bremen, Bergen, Vienna, Stockholm and London
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2015 | FLUX LUMINEUX | Tunis (tn)

DEVELOPEMENT
Since 2012 | Student of Fine Arts | Bremen (de)
2006 – 2009 | Apprenticeship as a Photographer| Marburg (de)
1984 | Born
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LINKS
sarafoerster.de | Website

Jihen Ben Chikha

ARTIST’S STATEMENT | After See Djerba

INTERFERENCE was our point to start working together, as a site guide from last edition to an Artist in SeeDjerba project. Djerba was an inspired place to work in and to question all its historical, abandoned places and corner,  and to get in connection with some Djerbiens people knowing and learning from them their stories and traditions. Seedjerba project was a success for all of us, ten days passed away but we kept the wonderful moments, even if we have been through stressful and difficult moments. For me Seedjerba was also a place in where i have been working during two days, in “Place Sidi abdelkader” or the closed coffee as they call it. I chose this place to work on it.  I was interested by the idea that the place was in a past an open coffee and a meeting place where people used to meet, drink, play card and talk and now it’s just abandoned place. Thus, to work on this idea of ” collective memory” knowing as an abandoned place and to reconnecting it with my installation, to re-open and to revive this place in a different context; in which i made a box where people have to leave their message and to talk on that box, and  by the more they speak, the more  there is a light lightning in the space. I was excited about people when they come and start to react into my work, leaving messages about their life, dreams, hopes, and others start to singing, yelling. And this is what interested me the most, the idea about connection, and interaction between people and the art work.

SEE Djerba Site

Place Sidi Abdelkader

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

VOICE ASSEMBLY

An interactive  light art  installation, compound of a micro-sensor of sound, connected with a card of programming called ”arduino”, a six bulbs modified and suspended of the wall. In a space on where I installed a box on which written on “Leave your Message…” and people are invited to leave their message in that box.  A box that contains sensors of sounds who capture any kind of sound effects left by the spectator; those sounds are going to be shaped and transcoded to be perceptible visually in light. This light established a visual noise and not a sound. A light which interacts with the noise sparkles and disappears, according to the intensity of noise, The Bulbs acts as a visual metaphor. This work is based on the misappropriation of our senses, by evoking them, questioning them and putting them on first. Make the senses the equivalent of a material. The voices, and noises are now transformed into code and the luminous noises are simulated. The light evokes not ears but eyes, eyes that touch and hear. This cycle can be defined as a round trip of spectator’s presence, and in this way how the sources of light belong to the art work and either to the spectator. This installation becomes an “operator of sense “expression of Jacques Aumont. Which means, that the work is auto- exposes, auto-present, and auto-generates.

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Photos: Brahim Guediche.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“This will be my first time in “Djerba ” And I’m so excited to be part of the Seedjerba Project , to be reunited again with the whole team to share this new experience together as a Family. The Dreams Island, or so it has been called since forever. Djerba has always been an attraction of diversity in all levels. SeeDjerba Project will certainly emphasis the beauty within this Island and the mosaique of its dailyliving through diverse artistic perspectives. Thus, let the flames begin for magical, lightful nights that will eternalise the SeeDjerba project in the Dreams islands”.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

What  intrigues  me is the inutility and the misappropriation of things. I’m using light as a code to communicate with senses.  Thus, i’m interested  in visual communication and sens of language, but also in producing dispositif and interactive installation. As well as I force the spectator to reconstitute by experimentation and groping  what escapes him,  in various situations and experiences.

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Photos: Jihen Ben Chihka.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | Sousse | Elbirou Art Gallery

DEVELOPMENT
2017 | Sousse | Institute of Fine Arts | Master Studies
2016 | Sousse | Institute of Fine Arts | Bachelor of Arts
CV

ENGAGEMENT
2016 | Tunis | INTERFERENCE | Site-Guide

LINKS
JIHENE BEN CHIKHA | Web
JIHENE BEN CHIKHA | Facebook

Mariandreina Baasch

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Last year Bettina and Aymen told me about the great art festival they made in Tunes, which reminded me about the initiatives I had made in my homeland, Venezuela. I got excited just by hearing them talking, it felt really familiar. Now, I was told that this second experience exists due the motivation of the people and that the idea is to offer an alternative cultural place for and with Tunisians in Djerba. No further words needed to be said for me to accept this incredible -personal- challenge, were I would not get to be in the organizing team, but instead I will be in the artistic group. To Djerba I am bringing my energy, my -short- experience as an architect and my spirit as an activist, in order to interact with this new context. In this exchange experience I am hopping to leave one ephemeral part of me in Djerba and in my new colleagues; I will take home the conceptual challenges and learnings of this cultural space.

SEE Djerba Site:

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Photos: Mariandreina Baasch.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

After graduating from the architecture school in 2011, Mariandreina Baasch has been working on different projects that open a space for dialogue in the society. The idea is using art in public spaces to express -freely- the socio-political problems of Venezuela.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015 | “IX Salón Malaussena” The Venezuelan Architecture Biennale | Valencia (ve)
2013 | 14th Arquine International Design Competition – A Shelter for the displaced | México (me)
2011 | Ingenium architectural Competition | Valencia (ve)

ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS
2015 | Art in Resistance, Spielart Festival 2015 | Munich (de)
2014 | CambiArte Venezuela | Valencia (ve)
2014 | #Quédate pana | Valencia (ve)

DEVELOPMENT
2016-Today | MA Integrated Design | Academy of Fine Arts | Bremen (de)
2015-2015 | Leadership program, Lidera 7 | Fundación Futuro Presente, IESA, UNIMET, UCAB | Valencia (ve)
2014-2015 | Diplom in Management of Marketing and Sales | Jose Antonio Paez University| Valencia (ve)
2005-2011 | BA Architecture | Simón Bolívar University | Caracas (ve)
2008-2009 | Architecture  – Exchange Program | University Stuttgart | Stuttgart (de)
2009-2009 | Architecture  – Exchange Program | CEPT University | Ahmedabad (In)
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ARTISTS’ STUDIO

SEE DJERBA WORKSHOP
[1] What happend in Venezuela? ART AND SOCIETY Workshop

BACKGROUND

At the moment I saw myself under the government repression, I felt the urge of finding a new way of expression, a new way to protest… So, what better means of communication can be asked in a censored, controlled and oppressed country? Art surpasses any kind of censorship, I though. It deviates it, disguises it, makes fun of it. The art offers direct emitter-receiver communication and it conveys a subjective message. It can achieve its goal by means of music, dance, paint, photo or prose. Art provides a democratic space where any opinion can be discussed and from many interpretation can be learned. For that reason in 2014 together with my team „CambiArte Venezuela“ we created a space where the people, our people, could at times be free. A space that gave artists the confidence back to go out into the street to express their voice. A place to re-meet neighbors and create a safe network. In this workshop I will talk about the political situation in Venezuela and the importance of arts to rebuild the sense of democracy.

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Astrid Hesse

STATEMENT
What does it mean to create a personal or a collective identity? This question is the main topic of my work and is researched and conveyed through different, mostly visual languages and design methods. Through the inclusion of various themes, as well as the incorporation of other disciplines, the approach is always a new one.
I am joining the project »SEE Djerba« because I am interested to discover on-site forms of interaction between society and space, developing new strategies of identification.

SEE DJERBA CONTRIBUTION
[1] Contributor
[2] SEE Djerba Graphics

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 | ​»777-the trues lies within«, exhibition of graduation projects,University of the Arts | Bremen (de)
2016 | Dialogic Reseach, one-night-show | Hammamet (tu)
2015 | Interspace ¾ | Bremen (de)

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS
2016–2017 | Dialogic Research with Mari Lena Rapprich & Sara Förster | (de)
2015 | Flux Lumineux | Tunis–Bremen–Hildesheim (de, tu)

DEVELOPMENT
2014–2017 | Master of Arts, Integrated Design, University of the Arts Bremen (de)
2009–2014 | Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, University of Fine Arts Braunschweig (de)
1990 | born

LINKS
Astrid Hesse | Web

Maher Meriah

 
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