Lecture Performance: Entangle for the Alien to Continue
Nadim Choufi is an artist, trained as a chemical engineer, with a practice in installation, sculpture, performance, and video. He completed his studies at UCLA and recently completed an artist fellowship at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program between 2018- 2019. His work deals with the socio-political implications of technological and scientific advancements as extensions of belief systems and explores how it manifests in the soft and hard aspects of materiality. Recent exhibitions include Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2019), MENA-logue, Macao, Milan (2019), To the moon and back, South Hill Parks Art Centre, Bracknell (2019), and Inhuman Art, Galerie U Mloka, Olomouc (2018).
Nadim's practice is concerned with how modes of thinking transfer into scientific modeling particularly focusing on institutional bodies and its manifestation in organic and inorganic bodies. He recently produced a solo installation as part of his fellowship at Ashkal Alwan which investigated the ways radiation was made visible during and after the cold war on organic and celestial bodies through two technologies, the Reference Man and the Hubble Telescope, and traced their frontiers to the American frontier where expansion through conquest at the level of the pixel and the vertex. Currently he is researching how neoliberal thinking and promissory capital have directly influenced the design of organisms and built living environments.
Excerpt from the video essay, Entangle for the Alien to Continue,