The Institute of Visual Communication (IVC) is collaborating on a research fellowship with the artist collective Anti-Customs Enforcement ACE, funded by the Cross Culture Program CCP of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA in Germany. 

Beirut Mon Amour – Discussion / Audience Q&A

Artists at the Digital Border

The research project is under the title “Artists at the Digital Border” and IVC will be the host organization in Lebanon, as we are curating several interviews, round tables, and workshops with several Lebanese artist working in conjunction with international artists to collect testimonies and research data for the intended project to accumulate into writing a manifesto concerning artists’ mobility and digital borders. The research group is now conducting semi-public interviews or what we call Salons with artists from several countries around the world, talking about the relationship between the body and the virtual: How the artist’s body encounters borders in the virtual; the use of technology in art vs. physical presence; border crossing and how it affects the artistic practice.

Guest Artists
Tarek Mourad (LB)
Jamila Al-Yousef (PS/DE)
Alexandre Paulikevitch (LB)
Noah Hellwig (SE)
Hiba Najem (LB)
Teresa Braun (US)

Research Team
Christoffer Horlitz, Humboldt University, (DE)
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde, The New School, (US/NG)
Ella Hillström, The New School, (US/SE)
Joe Elias, The International University of Beirut, IVC (LB)
Hassan Choubassi, The International University of Beirut, IVC (LB)