Michael(a) Daoud, Marxus Absi, Sam Youssef, Najwa Ahmed - Collective DaGeG

Collective DaGeG

Through their Queer, Arabic speaking, exiled artistic and cultural lens, collective DaGeG was invited by Nybinghi LAB, to examine the concept of collective coexistence free from state oppression and isolation of minorities. Their research during the ZK/U residency has taken them into a journey of reflection on the past and confrontation of the present as both representative of realities that reject difference. Guided by curiosity and a nuanced gaze onto art, they will explore collectively multi-mediums of artistic forms of expression to answer the questions: what does a free state look like to them? Can such a state exist in reality if we managed to learn from the experiments of the foremothers and fathers of collective Utopias?

Their artistic and political exploration and experimentation has led to the conception of a mindscaping of the subconscious to start an evolutionary process of healing and growth from an inner place of recognition to what made us who we are.