Deptford x – Dumbphne by Lilian Nejatpour and Simon Weckert


When:
September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
2017-09-20T08:00:00+01:00
2017-09-20T22:00:00+01:00
Where:
Deptford Lounge
Giffin St
London SE8 4RJ
UK
Cost:
Free
Deptford x - Dumbphne by Lilian Nejatpour and Simon Weckert @ Deptford Lounge | England | United Kingdom

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.