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Image courtesy Urok Shirhan. Copyright Alessandro Sala and CENTRALE FIES

Image courtesy Urok Shirhan. Copyright Alessandro Sala and CENTRALE FIES

Image courtesy Maryam Monalisa Gharavi

Image courtesy Maryam Monalisa Gharavi

Events - Live

From Ear to Ear to Eye

Exhibition Launch Performances

15 Dec 2017

As part of the launch of our exhibition From Ear to Ear to Eye, we will be hosting two unique performances concerning language and translations. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to see the exhibition and live music.
 
I Can Hear The Barbarians
Performance by Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and collaborators
 
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and participants bring the “messy” branches of Algaravias book by the Syrian-Brazilian poet Waly Salomão (1943-2003) in a dynamic reading-performance incorporating simultaneous translation in Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and English. Algaravias: Echo Chamber takes its title from an entangled history, referenced in an etymological epigraph: “From al-garb, the West; that language of the Arabs considered corrupted, little understood by the Spanish. Also a name of a plant, given that name for the messiness of its branches.”
 
 
 
Empty Orchestra
Performance by Urok Shirhan
 
Urok Shirhan stages a musical performance piece with songs by popular Lebanese singer Fairuz, Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy, Syrian singer Faia Younan, among others. Empty Orchestra refers to the origins of the Japanese compound word ‘karaoke’: kara meaning "empty" and ōkesutora for "orchestra". The performance explores the ‘voice’ in its performativity and audibility; and the ‘tongue’ as relating to language, phonetics and dialect. 
 
Produced by CENTRALE FIES within the program of LIVE WORKS PERFORMANCE ACT AWARD
 
 
 
6.45-8.45pm
The Space
 
 

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