Encounters: Lina Saneh

23 Feb 2008 – 22 Mar 2008

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Modern Art Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom


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I Had a Dream, Mom


'One day, one night, rather, I have a dream; I tell it to my mother; she understands.
She throws the ball back into my court; I fail to catch it…'

Modern Art Oxford presents a new video by Beirut-based theatre and performance artist Lina Saneh. A mother listens to her daughter recount a strange dream of a deserted city haunted by ghosts and interrogates her on its meaning.

Born in Beirut in 1966, Saneh has written, directed and acted in numerous plays, among them: Les Chaises, 1996; Extrait d'Etat Civil, 2000; Biokhraphia, 2002 and Appendice, 2007. While in earlier work Saneh focused on physical theatre as an expression of the body imprinted by war, her more recent theatre pieces question the social and political conflicts and contradictions of the Middle East region.

I Had a Dream, Mom is Saneh's first video work.

Screenings every 45 minutes in the Lower Gallery.

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