Behind Your Eyeballs
Through friendship and performance games, Salma Said and Miriam Coretta Schulte take us on a journey in their constructed futuristic video world. In a space designed by artist Jasmina Metwaly, between video projections and car tires, they explore the subversive video archive 858 of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and the potential of choreographic mnemonic techniques. They travel with the audience through times and spaces on the sound of musician Leila Moon. Every evening, they invite a new visitor to share their stage and archival practice.
(b. 1985 in Cairo) likes to juggle between performance and media art, activism, and research. She studied literature, film and cultural anthropology, focusing on gender and activism in Egypt. In 2011, Said co-founded Mosireen, a non-profit media collective that has released (in 2018) the largest video archive of the Egyptian revolution, The 858, Archive of Resistance. She has been a writer and performer in various film and theatre projects. With Miriam Coretta Schulte, she is currently developing a performance on asylum law.
(b. 1987) is a theatre maker and performer. She grew up in Frankfurt and studied Performance Studies and Theatre Direction in Germany and France before dividing her time between Switzerland and Egypt. Schulte develops performative settings, lectures and workshops on and offstage, often collaborating with dancers and choreographers to examine the potential and powerlessness of bodies and their fictions. Both fascinated by how we consider the usefulness of bodies and determined to rediscover their lost capabilities, she co-developed “Hack-No-Tech”, a dance technique used to store information in the body through muscle memory.
Concept, performance Salma Said, Miriam Coretta Schulte Dramaturgy Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs Space, video Jasmina Metwaly Light design Demian Wohler Music, sound Leila Moon Technical coordination Hamza Badran Choreographic advice Tyra Wigg Head of production Felix Worpenberg Co-production Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Schauspiel Leipzig Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Goethe Institut
Tashweesh is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport.
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