Chicken Scribbles and the Doe that Looks like a Frog (2017)
Lecture Performance ~45mins
Chicken Scribbles and the Dove that Looks like a Frog is a lecture performance on art and political histories centered around Palestine in the 1970’s. A narrative weaves fictive realities to question representation, nostalgia and hegemonic discourses surrounding Arab and Western art of this era. Inspired by a conversation with artist Mhanna Durra, who offhandedly critiques the symbols of ‘politically engaged art’, through the surreal creature of a pigeon that looks like a frog; the performance subjectively confronts this romantic era with its failures.
Artistic direction: Laurent Van Lanker (in the framework of Sound Image culture). Supported by Moussem
Video link https://vimeo.com/229880493
Presented in Beurschouwburg theater, and BREW in 2017 Brussels, and the Mosaic Rooms in London in 2018.