Reverse Joy

Reverse Joy looks at the role of mysticism in the perpetual protest movement at the heart of the Shi’a faith for its radical reconsideration of history and thus justice. Inserting oneself, flesh and faith, into the events that transpired 13 centuries ago; the collapse of traditional understandings of time; the reversal of roles of men and women; and joy through mourning all demand an equally elastic and muscular understanding of the sacred and the profane that is the down payment towards any meaningful social change.  

 
Public intervention, lecture-performance, mixed media.
 
Scenarios for Europe (III), GfZK, Leipzig, 2012
Propositions, New Museum, NY, 2012
Under the Mountain, festival for new public art, Jerusalem Season of Culture, 2012
Untimely Stories, Muzeum Sztuki, 1956 Hungarian Uprising Square, Łódź, 2012

Reverse Joy, public fountain, “Under the Mountain” festival for new public art, curated by Omer Krieger, Jerusalem, 2012

 

Reverse Joy, public fountain, "Untimely Stories," curated by Joanna Sokołowska and Jarosław Lubiak / Muzeum Sztuki, 1956 Hungarian Uprising Square, Łódź, 2012

 

Reverse Joy (lecture-performance), “Propositions: with Hamid Dabashi” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012

 

Scenarios for Europe (III), GfZK, Leipzig, 2012