About the event
The cultural nature of our modern society can only be truly represented and discussed by taking into account ideas around hybridity and displacement. Migration promotes a critical re-interpretation of our society and encourages discussions around the semantics of representation, belonging, identity, othering, and the concept of home.
In response to such ideas, Distanced Assemblage – a Glasgow-based art collective – has developed this participatory digital installation. The piece features different elements that explore the ongoing concerns of the collective’s socially engaged practice, such as the idea of cultural identity, nationhood and landlessness; which are brought up in Mahmoud Darwish’s poem, ‘The Earth Is Closing On Us’.
About Distanced Assemblage
Distanced Assemblage is a collaborative, artist-led initiative based in Glasgow, Scotland. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the well-being and visibility of people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds by providing opportunities to engage in art-making.