Nedim Kufi introduceerde zijn nieuwe werk “Rasheed Street”, waarin een echte en een imaginaire straat samenkomen.
Cecile Landman (geassisteerd door mediakunstenaar en onderzoeker Federico Bonelli) bracht ons in contact met Iraakse bloggers en alternatieve nieuwsvoorziening uit Irak door het streamtime.org project.
Saleh Hassan Faris sloot de avond af met een performance over zijn geliefde Al-Mutanabbistraat, het vroegere literaire hart van Baghdad.
Uw gastvrouw: onafhankelijk curator Nat Muller
Nedim Kufi (IQ/NL)
Is an Iraqi-born Dutch visual artist, working a.o. with new media and 3D architectural projects. He graduated in printmaking in Iraq, and then continued to study graphic design in The Netherlands, where he lives and works as a film maker, animation and web designer. Daftar was established in 2004 a visual Arab-language magazine. Nedim has exhibited widely (inter)nationally in groups show such as the traveling exhibition The Iraqi Equation (curated by Catherine David), Recognise (London, 2007, curated by Predrag Pajdic), and solo in Espace SD (Beirut), Lines gallery (Amman). His forthcoming project Electrify Baghdad will be shown at Gemak in The Hague in October.
Cecile Landman (NL)
Worked from 1995 to 2000 as Italy correspondent for the Dutch daily
newspaper Trouw, whilst working for other publications (amongst them Italian ones) as well. She returned to The Netherlands in 2000, and worked as a researcher for Greenpeace Int., Dutch Oxfam-Novib/Humanitas, and VVOJ.org. She publishes as a freelance journalist, and since 2004 develops streamtime.org: an experimental networking project with Iraqi and Afghani bloggers, which aim to bring authentic narratives and stories from their war-torn countries and their respective diasporas. Check out the following website
Saleh Hassan Faris (IQ/NL)
A playwright and writer. Since he left his native Iraq, he produces and writes his own plays, a.o. Het Mooiste Levende Wezen (The Most Beautiful Creature Alive), Omgedraaid Geheugen (Inverted Memory), Waar is daar? (Where is There?), and Aan –Uit (On-Off). He works for the culture page of the Arabic online newspaper Elaph, where he writes about (inter)national theatre and performance art in The Netherlands and in the Arab World.