Thu 18 Apr 2019 - Sun 21 Apr 2019
Still in Paradise by Yan Duyvendak and Omar Ghayatt is an intimate portrait of a relationship that reflects history at a large
Still in Paradise begins with Yan Duyvendak and Omar Ghayatt introducing a series of scenes that touch on the parts of the world they each come from—Switzerland and Egypt, respectively—and their doubts and differences on current issues. The audience is invited to choose which scenes are to be played out in full, as shared space, time, and dialogue gradually undo their preconceived cultural and ideological understandings of one another. Conceived as a comment on a post 9/11 society, in which the artists believe the Arab world has become suspect for many Westerners, Still in Paradise embraces multiple points of view, humor, and even contradiction to undermine the forces that feed fear and animosity with the help of a live audience.