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We Insist: Stranger Within

Year: 2018

Date: March 2-18

Category: Performing Arts

Location: Oslo

Venue: Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

What happens when you invite strangers into your home? Instead of spending their time in a studio, Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi perform in people’s houses as part of their artistic research.

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Year: 2018

Date: March 2-18

Category: Performing Arts

Location: Oslo

Venue: Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

Produced by

  • TrAP

Co-producers

  • Black Box teater
  • Interkulturelt Museum – Oslo Museum
  • Teaterhuset Avantgarden
  • BIT Teatergarasjen

Other partners

  • Sina Seifee og Helle Siljeholm
  • Pikene på broen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde

The concept is rather simple: three poems and two performers, some leather masks and a few field recordings. They are invited into people’s homes and offer a performance in exchange for a dinner, a lunch, a coffee. A moment at the table. For the past year Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi have been scouring the northern parts of Norway, Tromsø, Alta and Kirkenes. Now, their journey continues to Tøyen, Oslo. 

Stranger Within is about sharing knowledge and stories, about creating something new together.  The artists become part of people’s everyday life, even though the performance itself is everything other than ordinary. With these performances the artists create meetings and conversations that otherwise would not have taken place. They use the strange and unexpected as a component in their creative process. The process is documented, and will later be presented in a larger exhibition.

Mia Habib is a performer and choreographer working at the intersection of performance, exhibitions and publications, and as teacher, mentor and curator. Jassem Hindi is a performer and sound artist. His most recent work Laundry of Legends was produced and presented at HAU, Berlin, earlier this year. Pre-production for Stranger Within was by Kira Senkpiel / Mia Habib Productions.

Want to invite Mia and Jassem into your home? Please register your invitation with ida(at)blackbox.no at Black Box, including requested time and your contact information, and they will get back to you. First call first served!

Sunday March 18th at 14.00 Mia and Jassem will host a shared potluck meal to mark the end of the festival and of their research series. Everyone is most welcome to join us at Interkulturelt Museum, Tøyenbekken 5, Oslo. Bring a dish for the table!

Year: 2018
Category: Performing Arts

Produced by

  • TrAP

Co-producers

  • Black Box teater
  • Interkulturelt Museum – Oslo Museum
  • Teaterhuset Avantgarden
  • BIT Teatergarasjen

Other partners

  • Sina Seifee og Helle Siljeholm
  • Pikene på broen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde

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