Deena Abdelwahed
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Deena Abdelwahed

09/10/2016 - 23:00
esc medien kunst labor
Deena Abdelwahed (TN)

Ö1 Kunstradio: All Hail Mother Internet
Musician and artist Deena Abdelwahed presents her award-winning radio art performance on the living conditions of Tunisian millennials at the musikprotokoll.

Who would I be if there was no Internet? Searching for an answer to this question, Deena Abdelwahed has developed a semi-theatrical radio art performance that tells of the everyday conflicts between Tunisia’s Generation Y and their parents, of fragile and vulnerable young identities in the field of tension between traditional Islam and modern Western lifestyle. “All Hail Mother Internet” was one of two works commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur and CTM Festival as part of the 2016 Radio Lab, which, in response to tightening asylum rules, set out this year to open up “New Geographies”, rejecting all essentialist ideas of culture. In cooperation with Ö1 Kunstradio, Deena Abdelwahed’s performance is set to take place at the esc medien kunst labor where, as part of the 2016 steirischer herbst festival, collectives from a wide variety of artistic disciplines will be elaborating new networks for these new geographies.

Martin Hiendl is winner of the Johann-Joseph-Fux-Opernkomposition prize by Land Steiermark. Production Kunstuniversität Graz. In cooperation with ORF musikprotokoll.