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  • Spaces of Agency

    Zoukak Theatre Collective and Cultural Association was established in Beirut in 2006, and has worked to find new ways of collective creation since its inception. Drawing from an understanding of theatre as collective work done by diverse individuals, Zoukak has applied theatre in various situations, finding ways to connect social...

  • The Right to Shelter

    'At points during the performance lecture I am forced to fight with the material that is set to run as I begin as it intervenes I lose control in these moments and the audience, observing these mistakes, engage closely in that moment...' In this interview with Ibraaz Commissioning Editor...

  • Role Play

    Confronting social, ideological and gender constructions, Oreet Ashery's politically engaged, complex, and participatory work always occupies a contested socio-political territory, be it interrogations into migration, religion, feminism, queer politics, or class. In this interview with Ibraaz Commissioning Editor Amal Khalaf, Ashery discusses moving away from one body and voice to...

  • Performative Resonances

    Hiwa K's work fundamentally interrogates the position of the artist, formal education systems and the resonances, both literally and aurally, of historical events. In this far ranging conversation between the artist, Anthony Downey and Amal Khalaf, Hiwa reflects upon his most recent work The Bell (2007 – 2015) and previous...

  • The Many Afterlives of Lulu

    Squaring the circle is a problem handed down from the Ancient Greeks. It involves taking the curved line of a circle and attempting to draw a perfect square from it; a task that for centuries mathematicians were convinced they could figure out. In the nineteenth century, when the problem was...