2008 / Alexandria, Egypt
Place In Place Of: Alexandria is a set of site-specific interventions, performances, and documents based in Alexandria, Egypt. Equally important and essential, this project will be co-created as a collaboration with local art and architecture university students and recent graduates. The research and documentation are collected, reconstituted, and recontextualized at alexandria.placeinplaceof.net. The online component to the project functions as a translation that attempts to connect the Web and Web users to physical localities from disparate geographies and cultures.
Place In Place Of: Alexandria was created during a month-long residency as a part of CLEOTRONICA 08, a new media festival organized by the Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) in Alexandria, Egypt. CLEOTRONICA is envisioned as “a space for both cultural dialog and alternative methods of education, research and collaboration by focusing on establishing an extensive workshop program which will invite international artists, designers, artist collectives and independent art spaces from different contexts to work with local artists, art students and cultural workers.” This project was funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and the American Center Alexandria.