3-channel video installation, HD video; 6 min, loopBorn 1972 in Van, Turkey
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
The six-minute, three-channel, video work, Session, is composed of the interplay of
instruments from the Emirates, all of which are made to sound like the urban spaces of Sharjah. The dynamic rhythms and sounds are made by rattles, drums, tambourines, and bells, all percussive instruments found by the artist in the city. These instruments and sounds reflect their countries of origin – Pakistan, India, Iraq, etc. – and the diverse people living in Sharjah. Through different areas of the city: the industrial district, the desert, the heritage area of the small old city center, the instruments symbolically traverse different hierarchies allowing Aladağ to address the social structure of society and the interpreting gaze of the beholder. Nevin Aladağ is a trained sculptor who works with objects, performances, and film around questions of borderlines and frontiers in connection with constructions of identity.