Gastarbeider Dating was an exhibition series about identity, feeling at home, being foreign and meeting each other. 7 weeks, 7 countries, 10 artists and the launch of a new Dating site. Curated by Irina Birger and Katja Sokolova.
From 30-01-'08 until 16-03-'08 at Mediamatic. With: Aimee Zito Lema, Kyoko Inatome, Emiko Chujo, Zhana Ivanova, Gil & Moti, Brian McKenna, Sara Rajaei, Irina Birger and Katja Sokolova.
exhibition: Mediamatic Post CS
Gastarbeider Dating30Jan 200816Mar 2008
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An International Marriage Agency and Consulting Service by Katja Sokolova and Irina Birger. Learn how to date a Russian Bride, how to make pelmeni and more. From 30-01-'08 until 03-02-'08 at...
Nostalgia and Chaos
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Japan, New & Old, In & Out
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Zhana Ivanova made a tribute to her favourite Bulgarian movie, TOPLO (1978). With a casting composed of Bulgarians and exhibition visitors. From 20-02-'08 until 24-02-'08 at Mediamatic, as part of...
A growing presentation fed by Shakshuka and cultural encounters indoors and outdoors. Gil & Moti generated critical discussions on occupying culture, cheap labour and double identity. From 27-02-'08...
Canada, Land of Myths and Media
A collaborative project and installation by Robyn Moody, Brian McKenna, Denton Fredrickson and Kinga Kielczynska. They presented a live evolving audio collage consisting of interviews, commentary
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The exhibition series Gastarbeiding Dating was accompanied by the launch of Mediamatic Dating, a free online dating service for gastarbeiders and everyone else.