Curating, from Latin “cura”, embodies the meaning of taking care. Mediation of contemporary architectural discourse is the soul of Selma’s practice. She seeks to bridge the gap between professional discourse and the wider public.
ON BOUNDARIES – TOKYO
How could Tokyo evolve into a megalopolis with such strong attraction? How can architecture shape the identity of a city? How do the residents of Tokyo identify with their habitat? Selma investigated these questions in her research on site. For a year she analysed the Tokyo urban development, interviewed architects, artists and urban planners. The project has been realised in Ebene 0 – a temporary project space that initiates artistic works and positions that evolve around urban life, cities and urban topics locally and globally.
URBAN RENGA – STOREFRONT POETRY
The Renga is a japanese traditional form of collaborative poetry, written by one author and continued by others. The urban renga, is part of the ON BOUNDARIES exhibition accompanied by video installations. The author starts with captioning shown Japan-images on the storefront, answers or further questions are continued by visitors and random passby-pedestrains who have (mostly never been) to Japan. Over a period of 7 days the storefront becomes a renga blurring the lines between inside/outside and beginning/end. It is a collective poem decoding images of Japan. The project has been realised in Ebene 0 – a temporary project space that initiates artistic works and positions that evolve around urban life, cities and urban topics locally and globally.