No Man's Land
Mental chaos of the victims, ourselves included. On how Meaning what shifted that the once satisfied neighbors have now become suspicious boundary makers. Fields that host celebrations now mourn bloodshed. The book of history still lies open until we can account for our inconsistencies, Like all wars that have trespassed peace talks and created a huge recall of the debris of lives lost. Maybe we should consider reversal over adaptation, A new way of negotiating the future. The history before the history where we were blessed.
We are making No Man's Land as a contribution to writing history and making our own archives of the actions of Men in our own times that have added no meaning to human lives and leave the lands soiled with blood and tears that will remain and cry for injustice and innocence. We make a sense of responsibility to raise questions of our sentiments and conviction to a false loyalty that keeps us away from the facts that robs us of our basic rights to live. War upon war, brothers against brothers, motherland against fatherland, the ever curse of our imbalance and the perjury of our testimony to events.
Everyday we experience different injustices happen, whether it is mainstream or within our communities around racism, politics, religion, gender and ethnicity, the effect of these injustices is swallowed up in the bias of media coverage. The suffering is discussed or documented only on the surface, thereby reducing the actual dangers faced and the urgency needed in dealing with it. This work hope to propose a further inquiry into the severity of these attacks, the beginning and the end of its victims whether that means death, survival or survival with disabilities (psychologically, physiologically) it will be deliberate in creating scenes from interviews with victims from IDPs using the bodies of 4 dancers as narrators accompanied with video projections and sound scores from recorded events. The work is adaptable both for theater and public space. The work has gone through multiple experimental stages and researches from investigating public opinions to theater performance and conversations in the last 2 years.