DE PERSPECTIVA (installation view, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
ISLAMIC VIOLINS
MARTYRS & IDOLS
M PORTRAITS
LOST CODES (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
ANIMAL V
THE CITIZENS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
LA LIBERTE GUIDANT LE PEUPLE
FAMILY PORTRAITS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
DREAMING ARIZONA (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
RADIUS 1 & 2

DE PERSPECTIVA
2017. Public sphere, installation, 6 video screens
DE PERSPECTIVA is a public commission of CNC: Centre National de la Cinématographie France & The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL

 

Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, by Ibrahim Quraishi

Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, 2017, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

6 streams of consciousness are fused within a paradisiacal grassy landscape. Borders between the body, observed reality and the collective unconscious are blurred in the installation DE PERSPECTIVA. On six video screens we see six streams of consciousness that are placed in an idealized pastoral landscape. Each maintaining an illusion through its own visual rhythm.

For the observer, these six live visual and auditory configurations are fused into an experience of alienation where the content and the rhythm of multiple video streams are in contrast with a paradisiacal physical viewing position of the observer, who stands with her/his bare feet in the grass, surrounded by an immersive soundscape. This specific point of view and the visual and auditory configurations are fused into a feeling that can be related to our contradictory experiences of an urban space that alternately stimulates or obstructs both our bodily and mental sense of freedom and imagination.
 

Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, by Ibrahim Quraishi

Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, 2017, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, by Ibrahim Quraishi

Installation view: DE PERSPECTIVA, 2017, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)