May 5 - June 30, 2017

VAULT (May - June 2017)

Home Again

Bissane Al-Charif , Sabina Haque (Portland, OR), Cigdem Slankard (Rocky River, OH)

VAULT (May - June 2017)
Signs of The Times

Signs of The Times  Sabina Haque | artist

  Bissane AL Charif & Mohamad Omran | artist

Home Again
Opening Reception: May 5, 2017
On view May 5 to June 30, 2017.
Curated by: Cigdem Slankard (Rocky River, Ohio)

What does "home" mean in the 21st century? Is it where you come from, where you belong, where you feel safe? Is it a physical manifestation that contains us and our belongings? Or is it a quest for a better life and a sense of belonging?

Home Again looks at the concept of "home" in a larger sense and invites the audience to question it through these videos. Home being taken away (as in Wonderland), home being destroyed (as in Missing Sky), home as being remembered (as in Women's Memory), home as it is redefined (as in Born into Exile and Signs of the Times).

Participating artists: Sabina Haque (Portland, OR), Bissane Al-Charif (Paris, France), Bissane AL Charif & Mohamad Omran (Paris, France & Syria).

About the Artists

Bissane Al-Charif

Bissane Al Charif, born in Paris 1977, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Damascus University in 2001. Then studied Set Designing (Scenography) in the Department of Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture in Nantes and graduated in 2005. She was lucky to be guided and trained by passionate and... go to artist page

Sabina Haque

Sabina Haque's work draws on oral histories, video performance, and hand-drawn animation toexplore the turbulent transformations of identity and place. In 2016- 2017 Haque was awarded ayear-long residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC). The artist willcollaborate with PARC staff to explore Portland neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue... go to artist page

Cigdem Slankard

Cigdem Slankard is an Assistant Professor of Film, Television and Interactive Media at Cleveland State University. She was born and raised in Turkey and received her BA in translation and interpreting from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1999. She first came to the United States in 1998 to study film... go to artist page

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