2048 - What Does Not Make Us One

2048 - What Does Not Make Us One

Alaa Minawi / Dancing on the Edge

In English


Alaa Minawi has developed this installation specifically for DOTE. 2048 is an inquisitive installation, which invites each spectator to venture within themselves in search of a genuine sense of belonging.

One table, two chairs. Two cups, two people. Two spectator sit face-to-face, and dive into their own story of belonging. The installation is designed to be entered before (or after) attending the festival performances. Entering the installation means activating our own bodies and our awareness of our personal point of departure.   

Alaa Minawi is a Palestinian-Lebanese visual artist based in Amsterdam. His artistic research about belonging has led to the performative installation series, 2048. The third part of 2048 will be presented at Dancing on the Edge. 

concept & design Alaa Minawi


Alaa Minawi is a Palestinian-Lebanese visual artist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has worked as a performer, lighting designer and scenographer on more than 300 performances. Minawi was a member of The Lighting Designers Association (London) between 2015 and 2018. In 2010 he started experimenting with light sources in an attempt to understand their influence. These experimentations lead him to create his own installations, utilizing his technical and design skills. Minawi is known for A Piano in My Pillow (2012), a collaboration with Vladimir Kurumilian, Beyond Myself (2013), My Light is Your Light (2014) registered in UNESCO Year of Light 2015, The Bride (2016) and Hand in Hand (2018). He was nominated for the Best Light Art Award by d’arc awards, London in 2016.

In 2016, Minawi made a shift towards a seam of artistic research around belonging. This research lead to a series of performative installations under the name 2048. The first part of 2048 was presented by HKU University, the second at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, and this, the third, with Dancing on the Edge. 


15 minutes
world premiere

A ticket costs €5,- if you are you only visiting this installation. Free entrance in combination with another Dancing on the Edge perfomance.