Re>centering Periphery originated in 2006 with a live-media work commissioned by the Havana Biennial. Starting from Alamar, a new city built in the Seventies in Cuba, the group engaged in a drift investigating everyday life practices that inhabit, question and reinvent urban peripheries produced as a result of modernist ideology. The main outcome of the project is a film-series produced through a participative methodology. Developing site-specific artworks, the collective initiate a multidisciplinary cognitive process on the given locations. Until now the group has worked extensively in La Habana and Moscow, with the production of two films, set preparatory works and surveys in Kiev, Belgrade and Berlin; and opened up research files on such cities as Mexico City, Casablanca, Marseille, Tel Aviv, Detroit and Hong Kong. The project advancements are regularly published on the R>CP blog (www.oginoknauss.org/blog).
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