TrAP

Stranger Within

Year: 2018

Category: Performing Arts

Location: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim

What happens when you invite strangers into your home? Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi have been performing in people’s houses as part of their artistic research. The result is premiered at Bastard Festival, Trondheim, September 11. 

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Year: 2018

Category: Performing Arts

Location: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim

Produced by

  • TrAP
  • Mia Habib Productions

Co-producers

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

Other partners

  • Sina Seifee
  • Siri Broch Johansen
  • Kirsten Opstad
  • Helle Siljeholm
  • Ingunn Mæhlum
  • Pikene på broen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde
  • Municipality of Oslo

Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi have been invited into people’s homes where they have offered a performance in exchange for a dinner, a lunch, a coffee. A moment at the table. For the past year Habib and Hindi have been scouring the northern parts of Norway, Tromsø, Alta and Kirkenes, followed by Tøyen, Oslo, as part of Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival. In these moments between strangers, people recounted their relationship to history, to violence and to wilderness, evoking their secret wounds, their seasons, their mothers, their money. During those encounters, Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi carried with them a series of poems around strangeness and nature, childish leather masks and an old wooden toy boat found on a cold beach in Alta.

The artists use the strange and unexpected as a component in their creative process. The results of this process will be presented as a performance and an exhibition in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stockholm this fall. They call the new performance a “landscapification” of their practice. Rather than recounting stories, they are letting themselves be submerged by them:

“To landscapify is to be a steward of the land, letting oneself be invaded by what and who we encountered: oil drilling frozen reindeers, pouring black coffee with sleeping sami rappers, eating kven waffles while meeting spies, watching sailors poltergeisted by haugtussa, transferring fat from the second world war to micro-dances in a seven eleven.”

Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi

Performer and choreographer Mia Habib and performer and sound artist Jassem Hindi have been collaborating on multidisciplinary works since 2007, notably under the name We Insist, with Rani Nair. They have been presented in the Nordic countries, Syria, Morocco and Mexico, among other places.

Pre-production for Stranger Within was by Kira Senkpiel / Mia Habib Productions.

See Stranger Within here: 

September 11-14: Bastard Festival 2018
, Galleri KIT, Trondheim. Tickets 130-200 NOK


October 11-20: Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo, in collaboration with Black Box teater

October 23-24: Oktoberdans
, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

December: SITE, Stockholm

Year: 2018
Category: Performing Arts

Produced by

  • TrAP
  • Mia Habib Productions

Co-producers

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

Other partners

  • Sina Seifee
  • Siri Broch Johansen
  • Kirsten Opstad
  • Helle Siljeholm
  • Ingunn Mæhlum
  • Pikene på broen

Supported by

  • Arts Council Norway
  • Fond for lyd og bilde
  • Municipality of Oslo

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