Monira Al Qadiri
Feeling dubbing

A Theater of Voice


KUWAIT // Performance


The visual artist Monira Al Qadiri, who has biographic roots in Kuwait, Senegal and Japan, creates worlds of images that are as personal as they are expressly transcultural. Among others, she is a part of the currently most successful international artist collective, GCC, that has been invited to individual exhibitions at New York’s MoMA PS1 and the Berlin Biennale 2016. She will be presenting her first stage work in the context of Theater der Welt: FEELING DUBBING focuses on the voice’s theatricality and stages the moment when things are spoken, recorded, replayed, reproduced and repeated. Her point of departure are Japanese cartoons synchronized in Arabic that the artist enthusiastically watched as a child in Kuwait during the Gulf War. Years later, the cartoons led her to Japan, where she lived and studied for a long time. However, she soon determined that it wasn’t the images but rather the voices of the actors that had a special place in her memories. The dubbing speakers had produced the videos in Beirut at the beginning of the 1980s, the probably most brutal period of the 15-year civil war in Lebanon. In FEELING DUBBING, Al Qadiri forms a mythical/hybrid monologue with her own life story, the dubbing speakers’ fates and the cartoons’ adapted screenplays – performed by a puppet and an invisible voice. By dissolving the hierarchy of image and language, it becomes an abstract puppet play that brings the speakers and the listeners’ experience together.



Theater der Welt 2017

©Monira Al Qadiri


Theater der Welt 2017

©Monira Al Qadiri

GERMAN PREMIERE


In Arabic and Japanese language with German and English surtitles

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION
Monira Al Qadiri

BY
Monira Al Qadiri, Maan Abu Taleb

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Nadim Deaibes

SPEAKER
Wahid Jalal

PUPPET PLAYER
Jochen Lange

MUSIC AND SOUND
James Kelly

COSTUMES
Raya Kazoun

A co-production of Kunstenfesti­valdesarts and Theater der Welt 2017.


DATE / TIME


26.05. 20:30 - ca. 21:15
German premiere
TICKETS
Shuttle service to HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum after the performance

27.05. 20:00 - ca. 20:45
Shuttle service to HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum after the performance
TICKETS

28.05. 20:30 - ca. 21:15
TICKETS


LOCATION


Kampnagel, P1
Jarrestraße 20
22303 Hamburg


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TICKET PRICE


15 Euro / red. 9 Euro

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