Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and Perry World House are pleased to present (DIS)PLACED: Arts Workshop
As part of (DIS)PLACED: Expressions of Identity in Transition, join installation artist Buthayna Ali (from Damascus via skype), composer/musician Kinan Abou-afach, and poet Nazem El Sayed for an afternoon of art, poetry, music and conversation! Each artist will lead a workshop inviting attendees in a creative expression and collective arts-making process.
Please register for the workshop if you have the most interest in either participating or observing.
3:00 – 3:15: Check-in & light refreshments
3:15 – 3:30: Presentation by Buthayna Ali (installation artist) about her work and living in Damascus – via skype projected on screen
3:30 – 3:50: Presentation by Kinan Abou-afach (cellist) and Hafez Kotain (percussionist) performing 2 or 3 pieces of classical Arab music with explanation of difference between Western and Eastern music
3:50 – 4:05: Presentation by Nazem El Sayed (poet) and Huda Fakhreddine (Penn scholar) reading excerpts of new poetry and speaking about prose poetry genre
4:05 – 4:15: Transition to workshops
4:15 – 5:30: Workshops in 3 separate rooms:
ART with Buthayna facilitated by local artist
POETRY with Nazem and Huda
MUSIC with Kinan and Hafez
5:30 – 6:00: Sharing of artistic work — each group shares what they did and highlights of discussion
6:00 – 6:30: Mingling & departure