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.
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.
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.
Drink Your Milk is a series of animated poems about our bodies, our voices and who controls them. After stunning audiences at the Women of the World Festival in Pakistan, the film poems will make their Arab world premiere at D-CAF.
n this workshop led by British theatre maker Nathan Ellis, participants will explore experimental dramaturgies. The discussion will tackle form and content, how the two relate, and how to use form as a starting point in thinking about one’s texts.
When? Where? With Whom? Why? Under the title STAGING AND SETTING THE SCENE Workshop these two parallel workshops, led by Aristide Tarnagda and Odile Sankara, aim to take a look at the concept of staging in the theatre.
The Arab World is rich in resources and culture – and just as plentiful are the many festivals taking place throughout the region; some independent, others sponsored by governments or backed by the public sector.
In this talk entitled Festivals and Audiences in the Arab World, [ speakers ] will map the festivals in the region to first establish an understanding of what exists and where, and of the resources available to these different cultural endeavors. From there will begin a discussion of why these festivals work in silos, and why there are such substantial gaps between them: within each country, within the region, and on an international level.