Wednesday, November 15, 2006

• “I was silent”

ACCEA (Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art), Yerevan, Armenia, August 2006,

This performance was part of the project “Art without borders” organized by ACCEA. We presented a show based on the personal letters and a video, showing a trip to Baku. Given the fact that Azerbaijan did not participate into the project the main purpose of which was to open the borders in the region we made some critical comments through our performance. In this performance we put in some politically incorrect sentences, jokes and stereotypes that circulate the Caucasus. We strongly believe that without the discussions and bringing tabooed themes to the light, things cannot change in this region. Important changes have to happen in culture as well as elsewhere because nothing worthwhile can be crated or produced unless people in the region start thinking beyond their little borders.

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