architectures of violence
Sana Ghobbeh The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows


Sana Ghobbeh The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows

performance work-in-progress
FR 17.02 19:00

How to tell the sto­ry of inter­ac­ti­on bet­ween bodies and infra­struc­tu­res? How can an artist trans­la­te the won­ders of spa­ti­al inter­ven­ti­on into a poe­tic script for performance?

Exploring the fusi­on of archi­tec­tu­ral rea­ding, inter­per­so­nal sto­ry­tel­ling and ima­gi­na­ry evo­ca­ti­on of a public spa­ce, Sana Ghobbeh’s works com­pri­se an inter­ac­ti­on with par­ti­cu­lar archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments whe­re a per­for­mer enga­ges with the dis­rup­ted urban spa­ce and trans­forms it into an evol­ving con­text of enga­ge­ment. While ques­ti­o­ning the rela­ti­ons­hips bet­ween and within his­to­ri­cal events, and about dis­co­ve­ring small acti­ons that can sha­ke the sta­bi­li­ty of archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments that favour oppres­si­on, subt­le coun­ter-acti­ons are devel­o­ped through poe­try, ima­gi­na­ti­on and fabulation.

In her work ​‘The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows’, Sana intro­du­ces us to the pri­va­te pro­per­ty of a his­to­ri­cal figu­re: this par­ti­cu­lar plot of land is loca­ted in the Evin neigh­bor­hood that stret­ches from the north­west of Tehran to the foot of the Alborz mountains. Blurring the line bet­ween fact and fic­ti­on, she invites us to follow her drawing new nar­ra­ti­ves from this urban fabric. 

60 minutes
in English

Sana Ghobbeh is an Iranian-born artist and art researcher based in Brussels. She stu­died architecture in Tehran and recei­ved a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Sweden. Sana wor­ked as a research assis­tant at Umeå Uni­ver­si­ty of Architecture 2013 – 2015, and was part of the research environment of a.pass in Brussels in 2016.

By and with: Sana Ghobbeh
Dramaturgical advi­ce: Maarten Van den Bussche
With spe­ci­al thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot & Samah Hijawi
Supported by Kunstenwerkplaats