Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

UK Premiere

Tania El Khoury (Beirut)

The Search for Power

Wednesday 16 October 2019Saturday 19 October 2019

110 Northwood Street
Birmingham, B3 1SZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Presented in partnership with Shubbak Festival. Commissioned by ANTI Festival & Shubbak Festival. Supported by British Council, Arts Council England & brut Wien.

60 mins (approx)
Sold out
Tania El Khoury, The Search for Power
Tania El Khoury, The Search for Power
On a night with a sudden electricity outage in Beirut, the artist and her historian husband promised each other to research the history of power outages in Lebanon. They went on a journey collecting documents. Some were simply not accessible. The paper trail led them to archives in five different countries. They reached as far back as 1906, when electricity was first introduced to Beirut. They found a transnational story involving businessmen, politicians, warlords, multi-national corporations, and colonial powers. They discovered traces of everyday acts of survival, resistance, and sabotage by workers and electricity users. They decided to trace their steps back and share it in an intimate gathering. The Search for Power is a lecture and installation performance inviting the audience to look into archival documents, inaccessible knowledge, and a personal quest for revenge.

Fierce Says

Tania was last at Fierce when we commissioned her installation 'Gardens Speak' in 2014 which became a major international success touring to 18 countries worldwide. Tania is a vital voice in contemporary theatre and we’re honoured to be partnering with Shubbak Festival to host the UK premiere of this unique, immersive story.

Details

Wednesday 16 October 2019

8.30pm

AE Harris

£15 – £12

Sold out!

Thursday 17 October 2019

8.30pm

AE Harris

£15 – £12

Sold out!

Friday 18 October 2019

8.30pm

AE Harris

£15 – £12

Sold out!

Saturday 19 October 2019

8.30pm

AE Harris

£15 – £12

Sold out!