Dates: Saturday, 18 July 2015
Times: 14:00 – 17:30
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hall Front Room, Southbank Centre
Entrance: Free

As part of the group exhibition Echoes & Reverberations there will be an afternoon of performances at the Southbank Centre from exhibiting artists Jumana Emil Abboud and Joe Namy.


14:00 – 14.45

Discussion with Jumana Emil Abboud and Joe Namy about their works in Echoes & Reverberations and the forthcoming performances.

Samah Hijawi’s performance, which was originally scheduled for this time, has been rescheduled to a future date.  More soon.

15.30 – 16:00

A Happy Ending part II: Two Skins, the Stories
Jumana Emil Abboud (b.1971, lives and works Jerusalem)

In this vocal performance, Jumana Emil Abboud moves in and between her audience as she regales them with stories drawn from Palestinian folktales. To conclude her performance, Abboud will give away small clay talismanic objects – vessels for personal stories – in the manner of a traditional Palestinian ceremony.

16.30 – 17.30

space, breath, time
Joe Namy (b. 1978, lives and works in Beirut)

space, breath, time brings together a group of musicians to interpret a text-based score written for South Asian portable harmoniums. This experimental score explores ‘flows of people, networks and waves – sounds in migration, in search of asylum’. Audience members are invited to walk amongst the harmonium players in order to experience the sonic characteristics of the performance space.



Echoes & Reverberations

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