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Chasing Za’atar is a performance with food that expands on Samah’s research residency earlier this year at Beursschouwburg, which focused on the origins of Za’atar—a staple in the Levantine kitchen. In this new work, Samah performs a meal that weaves the multifarious histories and contemporary stories of the seeds, herbs, and spices that make up Za’atar. The performance creates an intimate encounter with what provides us with sustenance and brings so much joy and conviviality to our lives.
Approx. 2,5 hours
Samah Hijawi is an artist and researcher currently doing her PhD in Art Practice at ULB and the Academie Royale Des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium. Her latest multimedia works include: Aesthetics of the Political, a project that focuses on the form of political resistance in artworks that engage with political critique. And Kitchen. Table. a research on the movement of food-making practices over time and across geographies. Her works have been shown in The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Brussels, Museum M, The Hayward Gallery in London, BOZAR and Beursschouwburg in Brussels, MoMa and Apex Art - New York; Darat al Funun - Amman, among others.
The performance is part of a larger research trajectory titled Kitchen.Table. which is supported by Beursschouwburg, A.M. Qattan Foundation Palestine and Vooruit, and funded by the Flemish Community in Belgium.