Unknown Reverberations أصداء مجهولة ” is a visual per(form)ance art in a form of a promenade, based on a post migrational perspective on Queerness in relation to Arab* Identity(s). Ahmad BَaBَa will take the audience through a journey between different temporal and spatiel dimensions of “queer” existence. : an invisible past, incorporating linguistic, social, cultural, and religious elements on erotic, sexual and “non-normative” discourses from classical Arab* manuscripts. Into a distorted present that challenge the hegemony of Western narratives about Arabo-Islamic sexual and gender identities, asking why are we expected to identify with a “queerness” that we had no power in creating? Towards imagining a utopic future that holds more questions than offer answers.
Anna Mária Trávničková
Re-imagining Embodiment is a Dance Movement Therapy workshop centralizing Lived experiences as the core of Body manifestations. In the workshop, different body-based interventions will be used working through various topics such as shame, body image, relational empathy and notions of rest. It’s a dive into our bodies’ endless possibilities, where unlocking the stories living in them would reintroduce us to different embodied ways of being. The Workshop is open for all with no dance experience needed. Duration: 2 Hours.
Ahmad BaBa is a Lebanese visual and performance artist based in Berlin. His work is rooted in critical interdisciplinarity and anti-oppressive practices. With a performing arts background and currently working towards his MA in Dance and Movement Therapy, Ahmad focuses on developing embodied arts and therapeutic processes.
Magid (they/them) are a visual artist who focuses on taboo and culturally sensitive issues, such as mental illness, sexual assault, family honor, and queerness.
On Wednesday 14th of September, we will present you our open studios night, however, this time focusing on the topic of Arab queer heritage. Our newest residents Magid and Ahmad Baba will talk about the origins of their work and the projects they are working on during the residency. They will show us how they define and perceive their Arab heritage and physicality, and whether these areas are mutually exclusive or can find a common dialogue.
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Living according to the sky by Polina Shcherbyna and Krystyna Melnyk, which was created during the two-month residency in the space of KAIR Košice Artist in Residence in April and May 2022.