Riskopoly - Venice Biennale 2014 -
What is Upper Gulf?
Uppergulf, Imagined Shared Territories IST, is a research consortium set to explore conceptual tools, build a database, and form an apparatus to see what’s beyond the existing condition. Imagining future Upper Gulf (Iraq, Iran and Kuwait) societies and their parameters of interaction depend on making visible a hypothetical physicality.
Interpreted submission towards the Uppergulf region, foreseen as a political adaptation of the popular board game “monopoly”. To attain readily available resources in the region, to monopolize the region and become the influential power that guides for personal gain or planned agendas. Neither portrayed as a utopian or dystopian future, an uncertain reality reflecting the daily world situations.