Wish You Were Here! AFAC-Sommerfestival: THE SECOND COPY: I LIKE THIS TITLE & ARCHEOPHONY
concert & performance
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Performance: THE SECOND COPY: I LIKE THIS TITLE
The Second Copy: I Like this Title reflects her own working process. It deals with the concept of different disciplines, the codes of stage space and public perception on different levels. How can an action be repeated without really copying it? Adaptation, paraphrasing, reconstruction lend legitimacy to the act of copying according to the principle of cause and effect. Youness Atbane's artistic practice focuses on contemporary dance and visual arts and opens his research on the possible connection between these practices. Together with Omar Sabrou, he founded the first digital group in Morocco, the Pixylone collective, and has exhibited in Madrid, Rome and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.
A turntable solo by Raed Yassin
The record player solo Archeophony by Lebanese musician Raed Yassin consists of live mixes of rare recordings of ethnic music from the Middle East, North and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, sampled alongside drum machines, synthesizers and electronics. The work functions both as an archaeological sound document and as a new experimental conductor of music history.
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€10,- (2 concerts) | €5,- (1 concert)
"Wish You Were Here!" AFAC Summer Festival in cooperation with FLAX' is part of a series of events initiated and supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in Europe. In Germany, AFAC has been bringing together artists and cultural workers from the Arab world with local partners and presenting artistic programmes since the end of 2016. In addition to cooperation with the Allianz Cultural Foundation, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the House of World Cultures and the Berlinale, AFAC also co-organized the symposia "Imagining the Future", "Revisiting Archive in the Aftermath of Revolution" and "Writing (In) Exile". AFAC supported the staging of "Ur" by Kuwaiti author and director Sulayman Al Bassam at Munich's Residenztheater and Mohammed el-Attars "Iphigenie" at Berlin's Volksbühne.