«My thoughts have escaped the prison of my mind. Tired from flying around, they took a break on paper but fell asleep ever since. Now that they are calm, I can read them to you.» Ra’ana
Ra’ana has appeared in the author’s life and expresses her perspective through poetry. Using narration as a method to rethink emotions linked to societal boundaries and limitations, womanhood, culture, mental health, love, and loss, she discloses her «untold stories» in a vulnerable, yet courageous manner.
The poetry is read in a live performance to allow the content to be expressed with natural, performative inconsistencies, which emphasize the idea of thoughts and emotions being transformative and ephemeral, yet valid. Mood swings, nervousness, change of voice, and even the spontaneous adaptation of the wording during the performance empower the narrator to embrace imperfection to connect with the audience.
The performance is a scenographic and sonic exploration of emotional, cognitive, and linguistic intimacy. Eventually, it is an unfolding ode to vulnerability.
The project is centered around the poems and blurs the lines between personification of phenomena and the identities of existing and fictional characters to broaden the range of expressive freedom and question the concept of representation, identity, and the sense of the self.
Visitors are invited to dive into a world of words and be immersed in the ephemeral moment of an intimate listening session as well as in the safe space of an efflorescent scenographic setting.
Ra’ana, a self-created subject who expresses thoughts and emotions that are led by vulnerability and offers provocative and intimate insights into a world of words unsaid.
Bamna Dadashzadeh works as a designer and researcher in Zurich. She translates complex academic research about technology and societal shifts into tangible experiences, artifacts, and scenarios. Her work reaches a broad spectrum of audiences and explores various topics — from the banking industry to robotics and AI, she aims to question the status quo and to create spaces for knowledge transfer, thought exchange, and novelty.
Sa, 13.11. Lesung um 18 Uhr | 19 Uhr | 20 Uhr
So, 14.11. Lesung um 16 Uhr | 17 Uhr | 18 Uhr
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Die Lesungen finden in englischer Sprache statt und dauern ca. 30 Minuten.
Es ist ein Covid-Zertifikat erforderlich (ab 16 Jahren).