Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Once Removed (production still), 2019. Two-channel video installation with sound. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London.
NATQ: A Live Audiovisual Essay
Wednesday, October 13, 6 –7PM
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
This event will feature ASL interpretation
Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents Natq, a live audiovisual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Through listening closely to "xenoglossy" (the impossible speech of reincarnated subjects), this performance explores a collectivity of lives who use reincarnation to negotiate their condition at the threshold of the law—people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness, and legal amnesty. In the piece, reincarnation is not a question of belief but a medium for justice.