Natq: A Live Audiovisual Essay About Impossible Speech

Talk

WHEN November 23, 2021
7-8:30pm WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents "Natq," a live audiovisual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Through listening closely to “xenoglossy” (the impossible speech of reincarnated subjects), this performance explores a collectivity of lives who use reincarnation to negotiate their condition at the threshold of the law—people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness, and legal amnesty. In the piece, reincarnation is not a question of belief but a medium for justice.

Time: 7:00pm Gulf Standard Time
            10:00am Eastern Standard Time
 
Speakers
  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Artist, Audio Investigator & 2019 Turner Prize Joint-Winner

In Collaboration with

Al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art

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