• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 8.–17. March 2018
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • We Insist / Mia Habib & Jassem Hindi (NO/FR/PL)
  • Community project: Stranger within
  • Thursday 8,
  • Friday 9,
  • Saturday 10,
  • Sunday 11,
  • Tuesday 13,
  • Wednesday 14,
  • Thursday 15,
  • Friday 16,

A performance over lunch or dinner

Where: In people’s houses in Tøyen

Open call! Do you live in Tøyen? and would you like to open your house to two artists? In return, they will provide a private performance for you, your family and friends.

During the festival, Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi will go into 10 houses in Tøyen and offer a performance over dinner, a lunch, or a coffee. Three poems, two performers, some masks and a few field recordings create a unique shared moment at the table. For a number of years, Habib and Hindi have been searching northern Norway, working with an ecology of landscapes and people, allowing them to explore and bring to life a series of poems, sounds, and performance gestures. Offering hospitality to strangeness, and to strangers, is what has brought their work to these performances, where they invite you to welcome them to your home to share their work with you.

If you would like to be a host house, please contact Black Box teater (ida(a)blackbox.no), including details of your preferred date and time and your contact information and we will call you back. Performances will be allocated on a ‘First call, first served’ basis!

At the end, the artists would like to invite everyone they met in Tøyen, (and whoever else wishes to come), for a shared pot-luck lunch at Interkulturelt Museum. Bring a dish and join us! March 18/14.00 Interkulturelt museum, Tøyenbekken 5

These performances are part of a collaborative project exploring hospitality and will result in a 3 weeks residency at Intercultural Museum in October 2018, in collaboration with Black Box teater. This will include a site-specific installation and event opening in the gallery (October 11), performances the following weekend in the assembly hall, a finissage event (October 20).

We Insist is the longstanding partnership of Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi (and occasionally Rani Nair). Since 2007, they have produced installations and performances in many countries, including the Nordic states, Syria, Morocco and Mexico. Their latest collaboration Stranger within began in 2017.

Mia Habib is a performer and choreographer working at the intersection of performance, exhibition, publications, lectures, teaching, mentoring and curating. Jassem Hindi is a performer and sound artist. His most recent work Laundry of Legends was produced and presented at HAU (Berlin) earlier this year.

  • Performers: Mia Habib and Jassem Hindi.
  • Produced by TrAP
  • Co-production: Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Black Box teater and Interkulturelt Museum
  • Pre-production by Kira Senkpiel / Mia Habib Productions
  • Developed in residency with Pikene På Broen. Previous guests: Sina Seifee and Helle Siljeholm