I Hate Theatre I love Pornography

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 20:30

I Hate Theatre I love Pornography
28 November 2019, 8:30pm at Zoukak Studio 

After its international Premiere in Norway in October 2019, Zoukak performs “I Hate Theatre I Love Pornography” for the first time as a finished work in Lebanon.
Tickets: 25,000 LL (will be available soon through Ihjoz.com)

Based on Pillars of the Community and Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen 

“I Hate Theater I Love Pornography” is an investigation on current forms of corruption plaguing today’s world. It uses theatricality as a tool to question how we position ourselves as artists and as individuals with regards to the multiple representations of this corruption. While the majority of citizens of countries in the northern hemisphere are becoming more and more afraid of cultural difference, electing extreme right-wing leaders and voting for exclusionist policies, for the prospect of being safe from “The Other”, and while most of the South is being torn by wars, destroying infrastructures and wiping out whole cultures, with real-estate businessmen waiting like scavengers for the right moment to sell and re-build, and as the death of children is being bartered for profit, we ask ourselves how can we as theatre makers position ourselves in the middle of this obscenity of this political opportunism.

Today these same power-thirsty policy makers, war-lords and businessmen, are setting the new paradigms of the world’s system of values… exclusion, marginalization, segregation, displacement, murder… specifying the worth of human bodies, through commodities, wars, and the media. As people are massacred and decapitated daily on the news, and as heroes in Hollywood zombie movies are systematically obliterating masses of the undead; we will attempt to shed the light on this corruption through the value we assign to our bodies, creating a parallelism between the performative body, the pornographic body and the corpse.

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Zoukak Studio

506 Corniche du Fleuve River Bridge Saloumi Building, first floor
Karantina , Beirut
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