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Mind, The Gap

Hani Sami

A visual lecture-performance on the reception and consumption of contemporary images

In Mind, The Gap, Hani Sami intertwines performance, theoretical musings and visual projections. Based on the premise of an inner battle between control and helplessness in the human condition, Sami reflects on the responsibility that comes with our attempt to communicate. Using iconic images from the past decade he takes the audience on a journey of intellect, trauma and catharsis.

concept Hani Sami research Hani Sami, Mona Gamil text Hani Sami, Mona Gamil performance Hani Sami, Mariam Elkhosht visual creation Hani Sami illustration Sherif Samy light design Omar Madkour sound design/music Adham Zidan technical direction Bassel Nazmy stage management/ multimedia operation Mustapha Hussein production Studio Emad Eddin Foundation coproduction GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE duration 30′ language Arabic (with English surtitles)

Project selected as part of Performance(s) between two shores supported by the European Commission. In partnership with: Les Bancs Publics – Festival Les Rencontres à l’échelle (FR), BOZAR (BE), Dancing on the Edge (NL), Globalize: Cologne platform for dance & theater (DE), SEE Foundation (SE) – D-CAF Festival (EG), Shubbak Festival (UK).