Ali Al-Fatlawi & Wathiq Al-Ameri
Saturday 19.10.2019 at 21:30
Aurinkobaletti, Manilla (Itäinen Rantakatu 64)
The live art project and performances of Ali Al-Fatlawi and Wathiq Al-Ameri reflect and challenge the western attitude towards Iraq and Iraqi culture – the fears and expectations arising from civil casualties, border-crossings and the psychological pressure expressed in physical gestures. The mortal as part of everyday life, dealing with war acts and the role of memory and lost lives in war are also important subjects expressed in their performances.
Ali Al-Fatlawi and Wathiq Al-Ameri won the Performance Art Award Switzerland in 2011, which was followed more recently with the prestigious Swiss Art Award 2012. Ali Al-Fatlawi and Wathiq Al-Ameri are based in Switzerland and collaborate as part of the studio Urnamo established in 2002. They have known each other since childhood and studied together at the Bagdad Arts Academy in Iraq and at the F+F Schule für Kunst und Design in Switzerland.