CHICKEN SCRIBBLES AND THE DOVE THAT LOOKS LIKE A FROG by Samah Hijawi
(2017/45'/SIC) Lecture Performance
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