FIELD MEETING: THINKING PERFORMANCE

Aman MOJADIDI (Paris & Kabul)

The Uprooted & the Gift

Inspired by his recent project Adrift commissioned for the 12th Havana Biennale 2015, Aman Mojadidi used visual imagery, ethnography, and spoken-word to tell a story about migration, statelessness, and the hope for a renewed humanity.

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Aman Mojadidi’s work utilizes an experimental ethnographic approach, combining qualitative research, traditional storylines, and postmodern narrative strategies to approach themes such as belonging, identity politics, conflict, artifactual history, and migration; his pieces intentionally blur and merge the lines between fact and fiction, documentation and imagination. Born to Afghan parents in the Confederate South, the artist Aman Mojadidi has a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Mojadidi has exhibited internationally including the 12th Havana Biennale 2015, the 3rd Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, the 1st Kochi/Muziris Biennale 2012, dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, and the Dhaka Art Summit in in 2016, among others. His publications include Home and What Can One Say About Living in Kabul? in One Story, Thirty Stories.

Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.