The poem "The road that send to my mother" performed in this work describes my wish that a train travelling to Trieste extends its trip in the north of Lebanon to meet my mom. At the same time this poem can speak of other people in the world of immigration today, even though the world has been globalized and technology has expanded to see, talk virtually but could not recreate mom's skin closely. So this letter wanted to speak internationally to all moms on the symbolic day of March 21, reserved to Lebanon to celebrate Mother at the beginning of Spring.
Performance and installation with scrap parts from Murano glass (Casino Vernier, San Marco, Venezia, december 2016)
The performance is based on a reading of a new poem written in Arabic about the importance of the word to pierce the veil of a mystery. The arabic word starts with the letter "Alif", the letter of Mother Earth, and ends with "Nūn", the tetter of fire, of light ...
Poetry reading (Pardes Contemporary Center, Mirano, may 2016)
Performance at Trieste - "THE LOCAL ARTIST IS PRESENT" #9
A performance with group Femminile Plurale of artists, performers & designers. Interview by art curator Federica Purgatori. Event organized by CREEA.
Trieste, september 2015
Performance at villa Zonca
Musical art performance with Mauro Sambo during exhibition “Cos'è uno spazio per l'arte contemporanea? Opere, una scritta nel parco, la musica, degli invitati”, ("What is a space for contemporary art? Artworks, sign in the park, music, some guests") at ZACC, Zonca Art Contemporary Center
Arcade-Treviso, may 2015
Would you allow me ?
Only Artmanages to getinside the walls,trying to livewithin themina fun way,trying to beclose toall and tohear the storiesof everyone's life.
Collective performance at Spinola Banna per l'Arte foundation Workshop with Rirkrit Tiravanija (Torino, ottobre 2013)
The cave of memories
This project is my personal work on cave "Seidet el Derr" in Lebanon (Bcharre), a place very linked to my childhood memories, and it has always intrigued. I did some interviews with the elders of the village where they tell stories and events of the past. In the performance I wanted to keep the spontaneity and originality of the place in front of the church of the village, with all its changes, it is always a place of meetings.
Bcharrè,Lebanon, april 2013
Who is inside of me
The performance offers by the lecture of a poetry a curious meaning of an inside world, to know what's going on during the period of pregnancy . Music, dance and words are together in the installation remembering the power of going out the cocoon and contains our proper memory of an originally place of the lost paradise of innocence and purity of the baby present inside us.
Venice, november 2009 In the space inside installation at Bevilacqua-LaMasa foundation, three readers recite verses in Arabic, English and Italian, a Japanese opera singer sings an old lullaby and a contemporary dancer recreates the movements of the fetus on the walls, as the movements you can see on the belly of a mother.
Between two sisters
A structure linking the walls with a white cloth and an environment with very low revenue, such as those of the monasteries, so you must bow down, closing the space from the outside world, as a hermitage. The art world becomes a holy world, where you personally have the need for isolation from outer space to create his own world in the world. Poetry, dance, melody, noise and the world people are the elements that speak about creation of the cave inside us where we can go.
Bevilacqua-LaMasa studio in Venice, duration 7 min, 5 february 2009 During the recitation, a spontaneous melody was vocalized by a contemporary singer and a dancer, the only moving, his hand came out from the holes and touched people without touching them. The public came among us and was forced to stand in one cut of the cloth.
Performance 17 may 08
The presence of hermetic poetry in contemporary art has the pleasure of wandering in the virtual images of words? Poetry, children, song, dance, sounds, smells, gestures ... The verses recited to the public, play with sand, the pace of voice and body, burned incense at the entrance, a veil over her face ...
Junghans theatre, Giudecca (Venice), duration 20 min, may 2008. Outside theatre children play with sand, and incense is burned at a girl changes the way you wear a veil. Inside the performers recite poetic verses in front of the audience in own language. An opera singer gives voice to the poetry and a dancer interprets the rhythm with the dance.
Three Cedars of Lebanon planted in S. Lazarus of Armenians island
The trip of cedar trees to Armenian's island in Venice lagoon is a internal journey, inside unknown interior places, going in exile.
They ventured out to difficulties of the sea: touching between trees and sea is a poetic state of mind. The roots of cedars had dreamt for ages to touch water... The day when I planted them was foggy, in a mystic atmosphere: the island was a surface over an anonymous sea full of mistery that will give to these frail trees the power to grow, near a olive tree coming from Jerusalem, in front of Armenian monastery, admiring thousands of sunsets.
Saint Lazarus of Armenians island (Venice), 21 january 2008 Three cedars tree brought from Lebanon planted personally by me
Untitled - Video-performance on the snow
The poem is read and repeated several times created an echo in the valley saint and an ambiguous mood of restlessness and confusion. Test the heat of the hand on the snow and want to incorporate all the senses of all existence around in an infinite silence. This snow is the identity of the journey. Two places: the classroom that wants to get rid of closed and another silent space of tranquility where is the common point of white ...
Bcharre, Lebanon, cedar forest, december 2008
Me and you, ink and stone
I let you burn
The force of nature permit the union of people without distinction of language or culture. The celebration of poetry can communicate with it through music the words of a poem recited by the sea and trees. A group of people who play together, but different languages. The anthem of humanity deep salt to it, it unifies with it which in turn feels, vibrates and radiates silence.
"I let you burn", performance dedicated to the trees with various voices Ottolenghi forest in Venice-Mestre, october 2007, duration 20 min Seven persons repeated some verses in seven different languages translated from my poetry