Realidad Alternativa/Alternate Reality (Santa Paula, El Cafetal, Caurimare, Caracas) by Camila Salcedo

Alternate Reality (Santa Paula, El Cafetal, Caurimare, Caracas) is a video collage in which I utilize created 3D drawings, and found Google satellite photos, Google user 360º images, and YouTube videos to attempt to recreate the neighbourhoods I grew up around in Caracas. It also reflects on the banning of the Google Street View function in Venezuela, creating a gap in our digital-space –one potential way I would have been able to “travel back”. What do these spaces look like in my current memory and how can I fill in the gaps with the use of found footage? Created partially during my time at Residencia Corazón in La Plata, Argentina in March 2019. The sound design is by Felipe Martin.


Birdfeed by Karina Iskandarsjah

Responding to the topic of “florals and banquet” for the DawatYan Banquet, BIRDFEED is the start of an exploration of plant genuses as a way to form connections across different cultures and histories. With immigrant narratives as the central focus, this video installation weaves together plant research, poetry, theory, and the artist’s personal journal entries.

Karina Iskandarsjah (b. Jakarta, Indonesia) is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator interested in cultural hybridity, technology, plants, and the deconstruction of power structures. Karina holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She is part of the collectives Crocus and Glory Hole Gallery for 2SLGBTQ+ artists.


Žilvinė by Brigita Gedgaudas

Žilvinė is a screen-dance film investigating the connection between ancestors, nature, and descendants through the reimagination of the Lithuanian folktale, “Eglė Žalčiū Karalienė”. Drawing on pagan Lithuanian relationships with land and nature, the dancer takes on the persona of the “King of Serpents” (a character in the folktale) becoming all at once human, natural, and mythic. Combined with natural and drawn elements, Žilvinė creates a space where the past, present, and natural live with and around each other, reconfiguring relationships between ancestral and contemporary knowledge.

Brigita Gedgaudas is an emerging, interdisciplinary, trans*, and diasporic-Lithuanian artist. Eir practice draws on his engagement in W*acking (queer street dance) and Lithuanian folk dance. Embracing indeterminacy, Brigita engages with in-betweenness as they explore contradictory experiences of gender and cultural identity through experimental realms of dance and digital worldbuilding.


Celestial Throne by Rah Eleh

Celestial Throne is a two -channel video that consists of two screen or projections that seamlessly interect. The video parodies the tropes endemic to a classic game show, specifically Jeopardy!, where clues are provided and contestants guess the answers. The clues in the game show expose coded internet dialect, iconography, memes, and aesthetics used by far right hate groups to disseminate the movement’s political ideologies, spread messages of animosity and to lure recruits. The characters are all performed by the artist and they deconstruct racial stereotypes, while the videos are a pointed critique of far-right internet extremism. A glossary of terms can be found on the artist’s website

Rah Eleh is a PhD candidate at Die Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Rah’s work has been exhibited extensively internationally at spaces including Venice Biennale (Palazzo Mora), Vogele Kultur Zentrum (Pfaiffikon, Switzerland), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Museum London, Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Massachusetts), Miami Art Basel, Nieuwe Vide (Haarlem, Netherlands), and the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). She has been the recipient of numerous awards including long-listed 2023 Sobey Art Awards, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, SSHRC Canada Graduate and Doctoral scholarships, and several Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council grants. She has been awarded many residencies including the ONX Studio (NYC, 2024 ), Koumaria Residency (Greece, 2016), Studio Das Weisse Haus (Vienna, 2014) and the ArtSlant Georgia Fee Residency (Paris, 2014). 

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