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[Review] Pattern (dis)Placement by Soheila Esfahani

By Allyson Aritcheta All images by Jing Tey Soheila Esfahani meditates on cultural translation by examining ornaments and souvenirs as vessels of “portable culture” in Pattern (dis)Placement (2019). The Iranian visual artist aims to disrupt cultural origins by exploring the spaces between cultures that influence the ornaments and souvenirs on display. The ornaments that Esfahani…


[Review] Beyond Borders Exhibition – CONTACT Photography Festival

By Allyson Aritcheta All images by Jing Tey OCAD University students test the things that separate us in Beyond Borders, examining themes that deal with physical, psychological, and societal divides. These works process borders in surreal and evocative ways. Immigration Inspired by the story of King Shahryar in One Thousand and One Nights—a tale of…


[Two Reviews] Memories of My Body, directed by Garin Nugroho

Featured Image courtesy of Fourcolour Films *Includes Spoilers* TW Warnings: Violence, Sexual Abuse, Body Traumas Text by Philbert Lui Lengger is a traditional form of Indonesian dance originating from the island of Java, where the dancers are allowed to perform and play freely with fluid gender identity. Memories of My Body uses this particular form…

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