33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

Monitor Man - Yassine Khaled

Monitor Man - Yassine Khaled
Expanded Media Exhibition
Media in Space & Network Culture Competition
Performance
Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Monitor Man

Yassine Khaled
Finnland 2016-2018
Langzeit-Performance, Video der Performance, Künstlerbuch
Ongoing Performance, Video of the Performance and Artistic Publication

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https://yassinekhaled9.wixsite.com/yassine

In Monitor Man, Yassine Khaled creates an embodiment of virtual communication in public space. The artist wears a helmet affixed with an iPad, which offers a real-time connection to a person outside of Europe and Western world. Through the use of technology and his own body, Khaled uses the performance to transgress actual, national borders which separate people. The performance is an opportunity for people to meet with someone who is physically far away and restricted in their freedom of movement. Monitor Man was inspired by the current refugee crisis and how it is unfolding in relation to the internet, social media, and the omnipresence of technology. The project began on the streets of Helsinki, but is ongoing, as the artist presents the work in different locations around the Western world.
Performance Monitor Man, Thu 17.1.19, 17:00 at Kunstbezirk (and during the festival in public space).