Two young women from different worlds meet in a mysterious room, where anything is possible. In this magical setting, powerful women of decades and millenia past gradually appear to our protagonists: Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut, U.S. first lady Jacky Onassis Kennedy, and French warrior Joan of Arc. The encounters lead to reflections on patriarchy, power, war and love, and the question of whether there is any hope for a more just world.
How can augmented reality (AR) technology be used to invent new forms of theatre and make them accessible to new audiences? Can language barriers be broken down with the help of AR technology ? How much do digital space and digital tools influence art? What forms of theatre are conceivable in the future?
Egyptian artist Nora Amin and Swiss artist Irina Kastrinidis have co-written a play; their first time to write with a partner rather than solo. In CLASH… Digital Resurrections, historical and contemporary female figures come together and discuss aspects of patriarchy, power, love, and war.
“One thing I love about theatre is its capacity to represent the brevity of life. We see whole lives go by, follow their rise, fall, and disappearance. Here is the story of a family at turns aggrieved, joyful during a wedding, and once again, aggrieved. Life goes by. Here we see love, heartbreak, and the hope of a better life.”
A middle-aged woman recounts the highs and lows of her life in a city apartment. This desolate tale of loneliness, problems with alcohol and men, and menopause unfolds under the mocking gaze of another woman: a previous tenant who looks upon the narrator’s suffering with sarcasm and moral zeal.
Advancements in interactive technologies have granted artists the power to create evermore immersive artworks, inviting their audiences to plunge into the world of their creation. Progressive audiovisual art builds on the methods and tools of traditional audiovisual technologies. It draws on the results of classical and contemporary images and music, and follows technologies and processes that change from day to day.
Fire bars and rhymes, shifting bass-lines, mutating beats, and elastic melodies — all put together live into one thrilling live set: The Infinite Hip-Hop Song Live! A medley of exceptional diversity, renowned musician Hassan Khan’s composition relies on a vast database of original beats, melodies, bass lines and vocal units gathered from ten specially written songs recorded with eleven different rappers.
Pioneering Hungarian artist Csontváry’s painting, Baalbek, symbolises the transition between heavenly, ethereal and earthly existence. The image is divided into three planes: one represents the city of earthly existence, bustling with people. In the middle of the space is the solar temple, connecting earth and sky. The third and final layer is the sky, which represents the divine world.
Blink and You’ll Miss Us is an original series of 21 microfilm poems by Afghan and Canadian filmmakers, featuring poems by Aria Aber. Filmed in Kabul and Toronto from 1 to 15 October, 2020 Each stanza of Aber's poems (as well as the previous micro-film in the sequence) were revealed to each filmmaker one at a time, back and forth. To encourage a spontaneous and visceral response to the material, filmmakers Shahrbanoo Sadat and Baqir Tawakoli were only given 18 hours to create their next film in response. These films are both an international conversation and a unique artistic collaboration.