about the author
Anna Barseghian, after studying architecture in Armenia, continued practicing as a visual artist. She obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Computer Graphic Visualization at the University of Geneva. Alongside her work as artistic director of Utopiana, Anna Barseghian develops her artistic and curatorial work. Recently, she designed and directed the Désir sans destinie event held at the Théâtre Saint-Gervais, in collaboration with Stefan Kristensen, the company Sturmfrei by Maya Bösch, in May 2013 in Geneva. As an artist, she co-authored two major documentary research projects: Arménographie (2005-8) in collaboration with Stefan Kristensen, and Spectrographie (2010-11), in collaboration with Stefan Kristensen and Uriel Orlow. The first is an essay on the representation of Armenian dispersal through photos, video interviews and texts, while the second is an exploration, through videos and photos, of the existence of “ghosts” in the ancient lands of Armenians in eastern Turkey.
info & contact
Utopiana, Genève, CH
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor ) machinic unconscious, memory, politics, refrain, resistance, song