London SE8 4RJ
19th September 2017 – 6th October 2017
Dumbphne by Lilian Nejatpour and Simon Weckert
The Dumbphne is a collaborative film produced by British-Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour and German artist Simon Weckert for the TADAEX & NODE exchange programme (Tehran’s Annual Digital Art Festival, Iran and NODE Festival based in Frankfurt).
The ‘Dumbphne’ is a performance and video piece that is playfully mimicking and exaggerating ways to use tools of a smartphone. It becomes a mobile-manifesto that investigates and critiques the gestures behind this hand-held device and its usage.
Apps are physicalised and performed in various settings around the city of Tehran, examining how the user practises these modes of virtual embodiment on a daily basis. These actions are performed and documented to the extreme in dialogue with the public of Tehran.