A new year brings new beginnings such as our new year programme: In Your Own Backyard.
The title indicates that this time we stay close to where we are located: Amsterdam East. The programme will be focused on local resources, collaborations with neighbours and vicinities. Because the most interesting stories can be found in our own backyard. Corridor Project Space will be taken over by each invited artist. They can work for two weeks in our ‘backyard’, make it their studio that will be open to the public. The artists will have the freedom to use the space as they prefer and will be able to transform the space architecturally and atmospherically according to their work.
Faysal Mroueh will kick off the new year with his exhibition SET ANIMAL which is an online platform where two participants use avatars of animal deities. Their ideas are reflected through this symbolism. They discuss, in a series of role-plays, the implications/futilities of inhabiting their Virtual Bodies, namely, their imperviousness to disease and injury.
Faysal Mroueh is an installation artist, alumni of De Ateliers. His works explore how narrative functions in three-dimensional space and the resulting potential for investigating themes through fiction. His ability to architecturally transform spaces and engage in narratives gives place to a great collaboration between our neighbour artists Halla Einarsdóttir and Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir.
Corridor Project Space is an independent and interdisciplinary contemporary art initiative in Amsterdam with indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. They believe in the importance of experimental art practices that focuses on the creation of new content that is off the grid from the institutional and commercial circles. Corridor Project Space is run by Suzan Kalle, Suat Öğüt and Müge Yılmaz and our lovely colleagues and volunteers!
Faysal Mroueh is supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.