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From A Stranger To a Stranger – PhD research Mekhitar Garabedian (26.10.15)

Mekhitar Garabedian finishes his doctoral research project with the permanent installation of Library (We are what we pretend, Kurt Vonnegut), 2015 at Campus Bijloke and two publications. He defended his PhD thesis on 19 October. The main focus of Garabedian's PhD research has been ‘return’: return as in artistic ‘modes of repetition’ and return as in hauntology, the return of the dead, or revenants. In his research he has explored the following themes: citation and reference; the construction of a self and identity; diasporic subjectivity and diasporic haunting; and spaces of non-knowledge.

Installation:

Library (We are what we pretend, Kurt Vonnegut), 2015
2015, neon, approx. 165 cm x 80 cm x 5 cm

Publicaties:

To a Stranger From a Stranger
2015, ArA-MER, hard cover, b&w, 208 p., English, 17 cm x 22,4 cm
design: Céline Butaye

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Works & Publications, 2009-2015
2015, KASK, soft cover, full colour, 64 p., 12,8 cm x 16,5 cm
design: Céline Butaye

Mekhitar Garabedian, Library (of memory), Chapter One / 2002-2011, mixed media, dimensions variable (detail)

Mekhitar Garabedian, Library (of memory), Chapter One / 2002-2011, mixed media, dimensions variable (detail)

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