Chapter ZER.0 is a non-binary manifesto as part of Kamran Behrouz’s artistic research “Cosmopolitics of the body”. The main theoretical discourse of the work turns around the colonial history of coding and algorithms as well as the binary language of science and continental philosophy. Behrouz infuses queer identity in their art to draw a cartography of belonging, displacement and untranslatability. The video installation at Les Complices, Zürich-20201, features animations that are translated into animated 3D-Avatars by means of recording the artist’s own body movements using Motion Capturing. The resulting virtual performances of various avatars raise questions about the role of virtual representation in queer feminist activism and art, as well as the colonial and binary nature of techno -science. if you are interested to know more about the avatar Breathe please click here
This lecture uses history telling to speculate the images of chapter Zer.0 through the lens of orientalism and colonial history of forced heterosociality in the Middle East. This performance lecture hosted by Dr. Columba Gonzalez-Duarte at the department of Sociology & anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University (CA).