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FormLAB-Mongolia was a US Department of State, Fulbright-Hays and CEC ArtsLink sponsored expedition and exhibition in Mongolia. With additional support from the Mongolian Ministry of Culture, Arts Council Mongolia, the American Center for Mongolian Studies, Joynes worked with local artists and musicians in Ulaanbaatar and with a shaman in the Mongolian Restricted Border Region with Siberia. The artworks included the installation of a Mongolian nomadic ger within the museum in which FormLAB created interdisciplinary performances with contemporary rock musicians from Mohanik, Human Nature Love Freedom, Mugi, the plurivocal Xhoomi (throat) singer, the Mongolian dancer, Enkgerel and members of Mongolia’s artist group, Blue Sun.

Joynes led an overland expedition to the Restricted Border Region at Mongolia’s frontier with Siberia to Khovsgol herding region to create the video and performance Shapeshifter (2014).

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