Here I am there

do 01 & do 01 oktober

Here I am there

Akram Assam / Podium Mozaïek

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onderdeel van Town Tales: 3 daags programma met jong Amsterdams talent
 
Nieuw werk van de Iraakse acteur en regisseur Akram Assam. Voor Here I Am There’ deed Akram 3 jaar research naar de impact die de al jaren durende oorlog in Bagdad heeft op je menselijkheid en hoe dat je relatie tot de stad bepaalt.
 
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Leven op twee plekken tegelijkertijd. Nieuwsgierig naar hoe bekenden en onbekenden hiermee omgingen, verzamelde Assam hun verhalen, dagboekenfragmenten en herinneringen. Deze herinneringen, geplaatst tegen hedendaagse ervaringen als nieuwe Amsterdammer, vertaalde hij naar een performance over leven op twee plekken en hoe de oorlog nog steeds in hem zit.
 

Akram Assam: ‘Art reflects life, violence is an integral part of life. Artists can incorporate violence (war, murder, etc.) into successful artworks.
I am an artist originally from Baghdad and in my work, I deal mostly with the topics of war ( of course, since I lived in war all my life).
My research has been about how we ( the Iraqi people) slowly lose our senses and how memories of people from there affect my body here. I talk about Zones of war and violence all over the world. In Iraq, for example, I am not a dancer and I do not have any practice with my body. However in this research I feel I have no option but to improve my movements. Since we are always changing, and always becoming, it is possible for us to return to a piece of art at a later time and have a whole new experience that is similar to us and resembles the things we love, but because of what went through our lives and the recurrence of violence in our lives, perhaps this new piece of art is very violent to the public and at the same time, it is kind to you. I often think there is some kind of communication about something that would be useful to me at any moment.’

performance en regie Akram Assam muziek Ata Güner video artist Muhanad Rasheed advies Chris Keulemans dramaturgie Arthur Kneepkens 

Here I am There, Trailer from akram assam on Vimeo.

€13 / €9,50
Frascati 4 / 55 minuten