THE NEW OLD SCHOOL

Vida Vojić

About

"The conquerors arrived, and the old conquerors left."
Saturday night schooling?? >> Special school takeover in the shape of poetry and performance!

Join us in Bergsjön for an evening of poetry, performance art and hot tea. Together, let's dive into the mysteries of the past.

The evening will consist of:
17:00 doors open
17:20 - 17:40 poetry by Tom Madeley
17:55 - 18:25 performance by Vida Vojić
18:40 - 19:10 poem by Mahmoud Darwish
19:10 - 19:30 hangout

TOM MADELEY
Narration, poems, letters, described by Tom as: "a dive into the rab eye’s mind as he stirs at night, afflicted by memories of vampires, the moon and the howls of his neighbours."

TIMING IS DIVINE by Vida Vojić
TIMING IS DIVINE = a drumming ritual; a performance of loudness, rhythm and drive. Inspired by sexy stars = rock stars / celestial deities - this 30min drum / vocal solo recites the gnostic poem “The Thunder, Perfect Mind” (circa 4 AD), as well as cheesy love songs and Swedish folk music. By playing with the themes of numerology, holy patterns, chaos / order - the aim is to trigger physical sensation, possibly invoking a hypnotic state in the audience. Sprung from the desire to tell another story, which ultimately may not be comprehended on top of chaos - but rather felt. Shit is complicated. Let this be an exorcism.
(OBS loudness warning, ear protection will be provided)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkdDpR5v2Rg

ELEVEN STARS OVER ANDALUSIA
"Soon we will search in the margins of your history, in distant countries,
for what was once our history.
And in the end we will ask ourselves:
Was Andalusia here or there?
On the land... or in the poem?"
In this poem from 1992, Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008) elegizes the fall of Muslim Granada to the Reconquista as a metaphor for the loss of Palestine.
The reading will alternate between English and Arabic.

The event is supported by KulturUngdom.
Details
Genre: Music, Spoken Word
Duration: 180 mins
Price: FREE

Performances

26 November

5.00pm

Bergsjöskolan

180 mins

FREE

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