Place In Place Of: Alexandria

And Upcoming Lectures by Jeremy Beaudry

18 Jan 2008
24 Jan 2008
  • 19:00 -20:00
  • ACAF
  • 10 Hussein Hassab Street, Alexandria

Place In Place Of: Alexandria is a work in progress by Jeremy Beaudry that manifests itself as a set of site-specific interventions, performances, and documents based in Alexandria, Egypt. Equally important and essential, this project will be co-created as a collaboration with local art and architecture university students and recent graduates. The research and documentation will be collected, reconstituted, and recontextualized on the Web.

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Place In Place Of: Alexandria is the first project in the series of events, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures collectively titled CLEOTRONICA: Festival for Media, Art, and Socio-Culture organized by Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), more information will be available on CLEOTRONICA in February.

Lectures by Jeremy Beaudry
As part of ‘Place In Place Of: Alexandria’ Jeremy Beaudry will be delivering 3 interconnected lectures on 18, 22, 24 of January the details of which are as follows:

18 January (Friday): Starts at 7pm
Artist-Run Culture and Initiatives Today in the North-East US, live Arabic translation, Location: ACAF

22 January (Tuesday): Starts at 7pm
Artist talk by Jeremy Beaudry about his work and artistic/research processes, live Arabic translation, Location: ACAF

24 January (Thursday): 6-8 pm
Lecture and rounding up presentation about the Place In Place Of: Alexandria project, live Arabic Translation, Location: American Center Alexandria, 3 Pharaana Street, Azarita, Alexandria.

Jeremy Beaudry is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and activist from Philadelphia, USA. With a background in both art and architectural practice, Beaudry works across these disciplines to understand and engage the role of personal and collective memory in shaping our experience of physical and virtual spaces. Through online projects, site-based curatorial and creative work, and activism around issues of land use and urban development, he engages a variety of audiences from diverse fields in and out of the academy. He is currently the Director of the Department for the Investigation of Meaning in the Think Tank that has yet to be named, an artists group that initiates site-specific conversations, performative actions, and educational projects to interrogate contemporary urban issues. Beaudry is also an Assistant Professor in Multimedia at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

This project was made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S. Department of State and the American Center Alexandria

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