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

LOST CODES
2014–15. Photographic series: 58 photographs (21 x 15 cm each), video film: 1’2”

Installation view: LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi

Installation view: LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, (photo credit: Crone Gallery, Berlin)

The performative installation LOST CODES is carried out by people who bring an object that is tied to their identity. They move the object between two tables with eyes closed. Subsequently they are asked to carry out the movement only imagining to hold the object, re-acting the mere memory of it. The protagonists are photographed to capture this moment of creating collective gestures based on an individual memory. The work emphasizes that complex problems of migration, loss and memory cannot be understood in merely political and/or economic context, but rather by introducing the notion of nomadism. A notion by which a new form of nationality is emerging, no longer tied to places, but to objects and memories – a condition of imagination.
 

LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Taiye Selasi

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Agata Siniarska

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Aron Moore

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Bruno Guez

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Eunice Martins

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Kathrin Göhring-Eckert

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Kristina_Jaggard

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Lan Hungh

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Lloyd Wynn

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Nadja Kabalan

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Silke Neumann

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LOST CODES, by Ibrahim Quraishi, Wolfram Ziegler

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