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CHICKEN SCRIBBLES AND THE DOVE THAT LOOKS LIKE A FROG by Samah Hijawi

(2017/45'/SIC) Lecture Performance

 

Synopsis :

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/SIC Coach : Laurent Van Lanker.

Supported by Moussem

​Video link of the performance :  https://vimeo.com/229880493

Detail of table : https://vimeo.com/285614278

​Reviews : https://thearabweekly.com/london-show-offers-playful-look-palestinian-art-and-politics