Audiovisual Performance: The Promise of a Field
Zoukak Sidewalks 2018 - The Festival presents:
The Promise of a Field
Saturday 10 November at 10:30 p.m. at Zoukak Studio
Tickets available through ihjoz.com and at the door
In his book ‘The Architecture of Happiness’, Alain de Botton describes the importance of a field in the following manner: "We owe it to the fields that our houses will not be the inferiors of the virgin land they have replaced. We owe it to the worms and the trees that the buildings we cover them with will stand as promises of the highest and most intelligent kinds of happiness".
Around the age of maturity, the phenomenon of becoming interested in "building that house in the village, overlooking a terrain of two hundred trees”, or "reclaiming the field abandoned since 1982", becomes an urgent preoccupation which consumes a substantial chunk of time.
I have always visited fields in my dreams. In those, I sometimes encounter a shepherd and his dog; a friend gains access to my full personal archive; I stumble across a venue that resembles a school and serves as a center of propaganda for super power countries...
In this audio-visual performance, I set about illustrating these fields.
Audiovisual Performance by Maya Chami
With Music by Ziad Nawfal
Maya Chami is a designer and a digital artist, she works with prints and live audio-visual animations as well as videos as part of scenographies.
Zoukak Sidewalks – The festival 2018 is supported by: Drosos Foundation, AFAC – Arab Fund for Art and Culture, the Sundance Institute, the Goethe Institute, the British Council, the French Institute – Paris, the French Institute – Lebanon, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Beirut Office, Salon Du Livre Francophone.