Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Sous la plage

Sous la plage is a lecture performance on the construction of the European discourse on the Arab springs and the so-called “refugee crisis”, and a electroacoustic concert on the construction of identity and memory. With the help of a series of sound and video players, played live by the Syrian-born Palestinian journalist Mohammad Bitari, Sous la plage orchestrates a composition of acoustic and visual landscapes through the use and contraposition of documents coming as much from media as from subjective discourses, with the aim of providing a space of personal and critical reflection to counter the flood of of Europe-biased news.

Concept: Marc Villanueva Mir & Gerard Valverde Ros
Performer: Mohammad Bitari
Sound composition: Gerard Valverde Ros
Text and direction: Marc Villanueva Mir
Research and documentation: Mireia Pérez
Teaser: Mireia Pérez, Maria Besora
Photography: Lydia Cazorla, Anna Pujol Batllosera
With the special collaboration of Mireia Sallarès

A coproduction of Festival TNT - Terrassa Noves Tendències and Frankfurt LAB with the support of Sala d’Art Jove and Bòlit Contemporary Arts Centre, with the collaboration of European Institute of the Mediterranean, PEN International Catalan Centre and hangar.org

Production prize Art Jove 2016 and shortlisted work at the Stückemarkt 2017 of Berlin