BABA, COME TO ME (Farah Barqawi) | HEROES - SURFACE OF A REVOLUTION (Khouloud Yassine)
Baba, Come to me | Farah Barqawi (PAL/EGY)
“But every once in a while, after his necessary evening nap, I'd enjoy picking the scattered hairs off his back. This might've been the only act of love we had both agreed upon practicing. No wait, let me think again.” In a letter written to a curious friend, a rediscovery of a relationship between a father and daughter begins. Through cassette recordings and personal reflections, a daughter attempts to understand the feelings and behaviors of a man towards his child who has now become a woman. This woman navigates a love-hate relationship, opposing choices, a shattered Palestinian family, a distant father, and reconciliation.
Farah Barqawi is a Palestinian writer, performer, translator, and editor who currently lives in Cairo. She cofounded “The uprising of the women in the Arab World” and “Wiki Gender”, and writes poetry, prose, and articles.
Heroes – surface of a revolution | Khouloud Yassine (LEB)
“Heroes - Surface of revolution” questions the body as a medium of influence that is mediatised through the image of itself. Is it power that creates the image within us? Or is it rather we, masses thirsty for leaders, who create and maintain it? How does someone’s body become a symbol of power? How, by the body’s own fall, is the fall of power announced? Heroes become “accessible” and more easily identifiable as their bodies resemble ours more and more. Is this not an illusion?
Khouloud Yassine is a choreographer, dancer and actress. Since 2007, she has been collaborating with the composer Khaled Yassine, with whom she created several performances: “B Layle Men Azar”, “Entre Temps”, “Entre Temps2” and “Heroes”. Her last creation “Heroes – surface of a revolution” was premiered in February 2017.