Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri
(Palestine, Armenia, Iran, Usa)
Ayreen Anastas, born in occupied Palestine, and Rene Gabri, born in Iran, are artists who started collaborating in 1999, which is the beginning of 16 Beaver, a collective space and context for rethinking the nexus between life, art, and politics. Their relation to art is in its potential to unmake as much as it is to make. They understand art not as just another field of human activity or doing but a potential space to rethink all activities and doings. In their open form collaborations, film and video remain a recurring and critical means for intervening in and interrogating our time.