Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever: You Can't Play Yourself Back
An exhibition of collaborative works by Neeraja D (M.F.A. '15) and Ahmed Ozsever (M.F.A. '15) exploring the relationship of visual narrative, travel, and literary interpretation. Consisting of video works recorded within constructed scenarios with each as a listener, the other as a story-teller. Translation can remain a hermeneutic response; graceless and inhibited. Yet, there is an irresistible desire to read the literary text as a personal narrative–one that colors the visual in present tense and preserves the texture in past tense. A story that gets written as one reads the story that is already written.