theatre

Monde.com (Facebook)

Mokhallad Rasem (november 2012)



In Monde.com (Facebook), Mokhallad Rasem takes people who have come from a variety of different places and experienced all kinds of journeys and brings them together around a cinematographic device. They only have a video cassette left of their own lives: childhood memories, periods of love or suffering, experiences of war or loneliness… A cultural chasm separates them, but Rasem removes these differences without ever lapsing into clichés. The people inhabiting Monde.com (Facebook) attempt to re-edit their lives. Can traumas be cut from their memory? Can memories be put back together again? To construct this collective show, Rasem links words, images, sound and movement. Monde.com (Facebook) is a deeply personal exploration of the sacrifices that need to be accepted if dreams are to become reality…

Direction: Mokhallad Rasem
Direction assistant:  Ahmed Khaled
Text: Mokhallad Rasem & Birsen Taspinar
Performed by:  Duraid Abbas, Jessa Wildemeersch, Sarah Eisa, Ahmed Khaled, Lore Uyttendaele, Mokhallad Rasem
Music: Roeland Luyten
Set design: Mokhallad Rasem
Costumes: Jelle Spruyt
Video: Hamdan Saray
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Brigittines
Production: Monty (Antwerpen)
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Productiehuis Rotterdam, Theaterformen Hannover
Supported by: Theater Aan Zee
Special thanks to: Les Brigittines