The performative video installation draws from the postmodern concept of hyperreality, exploring shifting states of personal perception. Using semiotics, street dance and digital media, the performers in Plastic Bag navigate the boundaries of their highly mediated worlds; pushing against their own desires, warped realities and their hyperreal existence.
Feras Shaheen was born in Dubai to Palestinian parents and moved to Sydney at the age of 11. Coming from a Hip-Hop dance background, Feras traverses different roles within dance working as a performer, teacher, choreographer and digital artist. He holds a Bachelor in Design from Western Sydney University and in addition to his dance practice works as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and videographer. In his own creative development, Feras is focused on further applying his street dance knowledge within a contemporary dance practice. Feras is also a member of Buggy Bumpers Dance Crew, Groove Therapy Agency, Cultural Renegades and Klappsquad.
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