Performance: Interior Parts - Thalia Hoffman and Morad Hassan at W139

22 November at De Appel
Thalia Hoffman and Morad Hassan

This event takes place at W139, Warmoesstraat 139.

'Interior Parts' is a performance inspired by a short story by Robert Walser. Over an increasingly intense twenty minutes, Palestinian actor Morad Hassan recounts his life story to German Israeli artist Thalia Hoffman. Meanwhile, she feeds him interior parts of a lamb, which she carves and prepares on stage in front of him. The more Hassan eats, the less informative his story becomes, until he is left with the anonymous identity of an ordinary citizen. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion between the artists, Galit Eilat, and Prof. Frans-Willem Korsten. The panel is moderated by La Cocina (Lore Gablier and Alejandro Ramírez) and Fadwa Naamna.

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Image Credit: Roy Ettinger. Performance Video Still at Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv, 2016. 


This performance is part of the 'Transpositions' program, which includes several performances, talks, and lectures that will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2018 at W139. Artists, curators, and thinkers are invited to present diverse interventions that widen the discourse about the "give and take" economy of the contemporary art system.

The first day of the program will focus on the subject of cultural binaries and power manifested through a performance by the German Israeli artist Thalia Hoffmann and Palestinian actor Morad Hassan. The second day will roam around several related sub-inquiries, including modalities of socio-political art engagement in relation to geographic and economic urgencies, the possibilities of authorship in collaborative artmaking, curatorial practice between hope and despair, decolonial practices in and outside of art institutional frameworks, and the many contradictions between that which contemporary art states and what it actually does.

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The program is kindly supported by Ammodo Stichting and Artis.

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