Conceived and directed by Didem Pekün, Disturbed Earth is a collective project that aims to reconstruct the conditions of the disaster that took place during the Srebrenica genocide via a montage of image and text material as well as a reconstruction of the ‘bureaucratic dance’ -a critique of the incompetent role of the UN in a genocide that could have been prevented- in a choreographed manner, displayed in a multi-screen installation.
During its residency at the ZK/U, KHORA has been thinking, discussing, conceptualizing, sketching, designing in collaboration with its partners to explore possible ways of generating spatial context(s) that reveal many facets of the ‘bureaucratic dance’ - the core insight that the Disturbed Earth project is built around. A number of spatialization ideas are generated and currently being explored for their realization potential.
The next images show how they will intervene in the exhibition space. The lines that are spread around the exhibition space are conceptually entangled with Didem Pekun's film which will be screened and who recently shot an experimental fragment of her film Disturbed Earth at the basement of ZK/U. The screening of Didem's movie and these lines distributed around the biennial space complete each other and become one work that is a collaboration between Didem Pekun and us (KHORA).