The Foreigner (Iran)

Where: Conflict Kitchen

When: Tuesday, May 17, from noon-2pm

Through simple mobile technology Pittsburgh citizen Keri Setaro will be a human avatar for Azi, who is currently living in Tehran, Iran. You can have lunch and speak to Azi through the body of Keri at the Conflict Kitchen this Tuesday, May 17th from noon-2pm. In this way citizens of Pittsburgh will be introduced to someone who is currently living in an entirely different cultural circumstance through the body of a local citizen right in front of them.

“The Foreigner” presents an uncanny circumstance where the separation between self and other, local and foreign, is collapsed and confused, and the geopolitical distance the United States and Iran is made personal and local.

Here is footage of a previous version of The Foreigner: