Kunstenfestivaldesarts | Monira Al Qadiri

Feeling Dubbing
From 9 to 13 May 2017

Dubbing is the process of providing a soundtrack to films or series in a foreign language. The re-recording of voices gives the image an anthropomorphic power and makes it seem real. Ever since her childhood in Kuwait, Monira Al Qadiri has been fascinated by the shift between cultures and identities through the Japanese cartoons she faithfully watched that were dubbed in Arabic. She herself is developing a multidisciplinary and multimedia work today that defies categorisation. For Feeling Dubbing, she brings dubbing out of the dark to create a sculpture of sounds. In it the human voice gets its own body: it is spoken, recorded and replayed, multiplied and propagated. It becomes a “thing”, an element that shapes what we are and what we do in the world. Feeling Dubbing is a tragedy of fragmentation and plurality, a lucid and funny piece on the confusion sown in our lives by the stream of images from popular culture. The cryptic story of “the Voice”.

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Concept, creation & direction: Monira Al Qadiri | Performed : Monira Al Qadiri, Maan Abutaleb | Arabic script: Maan Abutaleb | Props production: Dasman Complex (Kuwait) | Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain | Co-production: Rijksacademie (Amsterdam), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, steirischer herbst festival (Graz), Kampnagel (Hamburg)

Practical Information

Centre for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
1050 Bruxelles


Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 20h30
Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 20h30
Thursday 11 May 2017 at 20h30
Friday 12 May 2017 at 20h30
Saturday 13 May 2017 at 20h30

Meeting with the artist after the performance of the 10 May

In Arabic, subtitled in French, Dutch and English

Price : 14€
Under 25 and more 65  : 10€

Reservations : Kunstenfestivaldesarts