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Amélie Derlon Cordina + Rimah Jabr : "A last piece of a common land" & Maryam K. Hedayat + Judith Clijsters : Genderless

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Podium Film and video

BANG! FESTIVAL CURATED BY SACHLI GHOLAMALIZAD

Thursday 20 October 2016
Ouverture des portes : 19:30
Price : €5 (red) / €10
Location : De Markten - WITTE ZOLDER Plan

AMÉLIE DERLON CORDINA + RiMAH JABR : 

'A LAST PIECE OF A COMMON LAND'

 with Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Oskar Petzet, Amélie Derlon Cordina et Rimah Jabr.

Technical assistant : Julien Englebert

"I am not an actress, I am not even a theater maker, but tonight, someone asks me to come, to stand here in front of you, and to follow her instructions. This lady who I am talking about right now, cannot be there today, because of some concerns about her paperwork. She cannot move freely."

 

Rimah Jabr is a theater maker who studied at RITCS Brussels. She was born in Nabluz in Palestine and now lives in Toronto. Amélie Derlon Cordina is from Marseilles in France, she is a filmmaker, living in Bruxelles. They both attempt in this short play to give an opening of what is our "last piece of common land". This reflexion, this work is an extension of the recent collective project called "A last piece of common ground" driven by participants of the program SoundImageCulture, in Bruxelles. 

 

 

Duration : 30' approx.

Language: English

 

MARYAM K. HEDAYAT In coop. with JUDITH CLIJSTERS & KUNST Z II & C-MINE:

'GENDERLESS' (WORK IN PROGRESS)

 

 

 

“In our search for identity, reality and love, gender has always been a mirror into which we are horrified to gaze too deeply.”

Maryam K. Hedayat

 

An empty, dark room. A man stands on one side of the room. A female on the other side. Among them a black void. A void that has room for connection. For communication. For poetry. For life.

But will this connection come? Will they ever get there?

What has ensured that they face each other? What has brought them together and then drifted apart? He? She?

Memories? Time? Culture? Nature?

How does their history determine what they are today? And what about their role in the world? Are they equal? Ever been equals?

Have the demands of time, culture and religion, woven an invisible net between these two figures?

Are they programmed to always look and act from their own side? Are they doomed to make their differences accomplices?

Or one day look genderless at each other?

What is the true cause of this dichotomy? Nature or Culture? Perception or reality?Clichés or facts?

 
How do we stand in a multicultural Belgian society against this universal concern?

Anno 2016 we are in the middle of two camps. A camp that sees no dichotomy and a camp that only sees the disunion.

Who is the hunter and who the gatherer? Or should we ask: who is the hunter and who is the hunted?

 

Video artist Maryam K. Hedayat and choreographer / dancer Judith Clijsters bring these questions onto the scene in the form of a multimedia hearing that allows non-fictional interviews to be mixed with fictional accounts of historical and literary figures who function as a Greek chorus.

Pop songs and performances accompany this gender tribunal. It seeks answers to questions about the identity and role of men and women, but also want to reminisce about the longing for connection and love. 

TIMETABLE:

DOORS 19:30

START 20:00 

- GENDERLESS ('30)

- A LAST PIECE OF A COMMON LAND ('30)

 

 

BANG! FESTIVAL CURATED BY SACHLI GHOLAMALIZAD

6 OCTOBER - 10 NOVEMBER 2016

TRAVELLING ARTS FESTIVAL

 

In the autumn of 2016, theater maker Sachli Gholamalizad (A Reason To Talk / (Not) My Paradise) will be the curator of KultuurKaffee’s BANG! Festival.

The Iranian-Belgian actress has dedicated the entire festival to the theme 'Fernweh'. Fernweh is a word, borrowed form German, describing a kind of melancholy yearning.

During BANG! Gholamalizad will be highlighting artists who are seeking something elsesomething highersomething lower, ... even something closer by.

Longing is at the heart of it all.

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