Enkidu Khaled

The Interview-God 99

“The problem of humanity can only be solved by constant fear.”
(Hassan Blasim, The Corpse Exhibition)

Fear is the engine of our daily routine and behavior. It is omnipresent in the media, in conversations, in opinions, in policy. Politicians use it to amend existing laws and approve new ones. The media feed the existing fear of the ‘Other’. The ruthtless outcome of this mechanism that feeds human fears is becoming more visible everywhere. To what extent ís fear a natural mechanism of self-protection or determined by our experiences? Where and when does this turn into an all destructive monster?

A collection of short stories and the personal biography of the Iraqi-Finnish artist Hassan Blasim are the starting point for this creation. Blasim is considered to be one of the most important contemporary Arab authors. Despite their age difference of 15 years, both Enkidu and Hassan are artistically shaped by their experience in a war-torn Iraq and a peaceful, but more and more confused and anxious Europe.

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by / with

concept Enkidu Khaled
performers Joachim Robbrecht, Hassan Blasim, Nele Vereecken
sound designer en performer Sara Dziri
stage design Stan Wannet
dramaturgy Lisa Skwirblies
production Platform 0090
coproduction Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam, C-Takt, KAAItheater, de Brakke Grond, Kultuurfactorij Monty, Kaap, Moussem NomadicArts Center, Perpodium thanks to Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas, with the support of Kunstencentrum BUDA, Workspacebrussels, the Flemisch Community

“The problem of humanity can only be solved by constant fear.”
(Hassan Blasim, The Corpse Exhibition)

Fear is the engine of our daily routine and behavior. It is omnipresent in the media, in conversations, in opinions, in policy. Politicians use it to amend existing laws and approve new ones. The media feed the existing fear of the ‘Other’. The ruthtless outcome of this mechanism that feeds human fears is becoming more visible everywhere. To what extent ís fear a natural mechanism of self-protection or determined by our experiences? Where and when does this turn into an all destructive monster?

A collection of short stories and the personal biography of the Iraqi-Finnish artist Hassan Blasim are the starting point for this creation. Blasim is considered to be one of the most important contemporary Arab authors. Despite their age difference of 15 years, both Enkidu and Hassan are artistically shaped by their experience in a war-torn Iraq and a peaceful, but more and more confused and anxious Europe.

DATES TBA

performance / moussem co-production