siouxzi mernagh | words + pictures | associate fellowship, ICI Berlin

comments 4
siouxzi mernagh: pictures | 'exit', 2010 / siouxzi mernagh: pictures | 'the dangers', 2009 / siouxzi mernagh: pictures | exhibitions / siouxzi mernagh: words | 'the peep show', 2011

Associate Fellowship with the ICI, Berlin, 2013

‘In the dark, dark room’: a new research, writing, installation and film project to be initiated as an Associate Fellow with the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry.

Each year, the ICI Berlin invites an international and multidisciplinary group of fellows to link their individual projects to the ICI Core Project and to engage in a joint exploration with other fellows at the institute. As a former fellow, Siouxzi L Mernagh has this year been honoured with the opportunity to return to the ICI as an Affiliated Fellow, to further engage with the ICI and develop the creative career trajectory she initiated with the ICI in 2008.

‘In the dark, dark room’ is an ambitious cross-media experiment involving academic research methods; a performative installation; preparation for an experimental narrative film; and preparation for a resulting novel. Each of these works hinges on the exploration of the proverbial space of a cabin in a forest. The project, an intersection between art and scholarship, marks a significant amalgamation of Siouxzi’s key thematic and stylistic concerns since the beginning of her practice. It is at once a dynamic shift from her work created within the ICI Berlin’s core project on tension in addition to being in close alignment with the Institute’s current focus – ‘Wholes Which Are Not One’. The three characters within the project, Red, Black and White, are indeed representations of both parts and wholes of a conceptual narrative space: they exist, simultaneously as defined parts and as a collective whole within the cabin in the forest, resistant to traditional notions of binary oppositions. Their existences are at once reliant on each other for survival and the very thing that threatens each of their individual existences.


The Author

Author of the book `Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing)`, published by Repeater Books, distributed by Penguin Random House.


  1. Pingback: siouxzi mernagh | words + pictures | writing residency in Finland | siouxzimernagh

  2. Pingback: siouxzi mernagh | words + pictures | first public reading | siouxzimernagh

  3. Pingback: first public reading, ‘In the dark, dark room’ | event photos | siouxzimernagh

  4. Pingback: Reading event: Kakofonie’s 5th Birthday at the Berlin Art Prize | siouxzimernagh

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s