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2014

A REASON TO TALK

Sachli Gholamalizad/kunstZ/WIPCOOP

Work in progress

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She's never there. To work. Always work. 

Building new life. 

Pride. We are no different from the rest. 

Own room. 15. Peace at last. Finally locked the door. 

No one is forcing me to do anything. 

This is my life. 

New life. 

Do not need anybody. 

I am different from her. 

Can't accept her. 

Leave me alone, damn it. 

Good memories. 

I don't remember anything. 

My head is empty. My head is full. I don't want to think.  

 

In A reason to talk, Sachli Gholamalizad, a young actress of Iranian descent, searches for explanations for the difficult relationship she is experiencing with her mother. She delves into her family history and confronts her mother and grandmother.  

 

In A reason to talk, Sachli edits self-shot images (from Iran and Belgium), diary fragments, memories, novels and soundscapes into an idiosyncratic performance. The many layers and contradictions in the lives of these three women are brought to life on stage through the use of different media.  

 

Is it a story of extremes that is typical of growing up in two cultures or is it a story that is typical of mothers and daughters?  

The performance was shown as Work In Progress during the Mestizo Arts Festival 2014.

CONCEPT AND GAME Sachli Gholamalizad

DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE Steven Brys

COACHING Greet Vissers

SOUNDSCAPE Andrew Claes

PRODUCTION Mulanga Nkolo  

A production of art with the support of the Flemish Government and the City of Antwerp. 

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