Tashattot (Arabic for dispersion) is an art collective based in Belgium dedicated to supporting visual artists, musicians, film makers and cultural practitioners at large, originally from the SWANA region and currently “dispersed” in Europe. The collective aims at creating opportunities, collaborations, commissions and securing funding for these expatriate artists.

The word tashattot and its English equivalents scattering/dispersion, define the collective in both the literal sense of the word (pertaining to the description of the individuals scattered around the world, far from their homelands), as well as its metaphorical sense which relates to the scattering and dispersion of ideas and ways of thinking, as the word in Arabic is oftentimes used to describe the wandering of the thoughts (tashattot al afkar or scattered thoughts).

Tashattot is a work in progress and a newly launched collective with a fluid and evolving set of actions. It currently is and will always remain open to new ideas and experiences; continuously building on lessons learned and with practice. The collective strongly believes in the efficiency of open discussions, as the only way to grow and better address SWANA expat artists needs and aspirations, it therefore remains open to revi
ews, critiques, evaluations or any opinions related to its mechanisms.

Contact us:

Frames of Rebellion

Spare Wheels Brussels

Wielemans Ceuppenslaan 145, 1190 Vorst

January 28
February 4
February 11

Doors 15:30
Screenings 16:00-18:00
+ 19:00-21:00
Audio Performance 21:00-22:00

Frames of Rebellion is a series of screenings and audio performances that rebel against oppressive realities and representations of resistance, and life in the SWANA region, and beyond.

The video game as a space for alternative world-building is the starting point of the exhibition. In the presented video pieces, alternative economics, politics, communities, and representations of gender are imagined by embracing, while simultaneously challenging, video game and sci-fi aesthetics.

The videos presented as part of Frames of Rebellion were curated by Charbel Alkhoury and Niloufar Nematollahi and the musical performances were selected by Rami Moukarzel and SAWT

Graphics: @bruno_jacoby_official