• Sunday, May 16, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:35 am

DLAB Day 2: Silence, symbolism and struggle

  • Published at 10:54 pm February 2nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:12 pm February 2nd, 2017
DLAB Day 2: Silence, symbolism and struggle
The first half of the exhibition took place at Curzon Hall, and kicked off with a unique performance by Brazilian artist Rodrigo Muniz. Many of the foreign artists who have traveled to Dhaka for the Biennale have been using their surroundings in their performance, and Muniz was no exception. He used natural elements like the earth and leaves to create a round shape, and interacted with the surroundings by projecting his voice through it. [caption id="attachment_44110" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] Farah Nazmun from Bangladesh also used the space around here to express her artistic intent, walking around with her eyes covered and a necklace in her hands. According to the artist, “Curzon Hall is a space I have always loved, and I wanted to feel out the space. I used the necklace as a symbol for women; it is generally considered to a symbol of beauty, but it can also be a symbol of our oppression, covering something that is often unseen and ignored.” The first half also featured performances Rahul Ananda from Bangladesh, Ritesh Maharjan from Nepal, and Abel Azcona from Spain. [caption id="attachment_44111" align="aligncenter" width="427"]Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] The second half was organised at the DU swimming pool, and Tony Schwensen from Australia started it with a rather unusual performance – sitting in complete isolation in a separate room for three straight hours, with no interaction with the outside world whatsoever. Tanzina Hossain Arshi from Bangladesh also staged a silent performance, but hers was filled with many words, literally. She stood dressed in black and pinned different letters of the Bengali alphabet to her outfit. According to the artist, “the colour black represented my protest against the oppression of the Pakistanis, and the words represent our victory.” [caption id="attachment_44112" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune[/caption] There were also performances from Rokko Juhasz from the Slovak Republic, Mahadi Masud from Bangladesh, as well as a collaboration between Prachyanat and Abs Xem.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail