Father

Father investigates traditions of mourning, loss and the father figure as viewed by the queer son.  Inspired by conversations surrounding the notion of Necro-politics espoused by Achille Mbembe, this performance presents the ‘Other’ a shifting concept, which in this case is represented by the Muslim male body.  Here the central figure has been raised from the dead, a fallen martyr who fought in the Queer Muslim Revolution, a member of the Homos of Hammas.  A soldier drag queen, a subversion to the traditional image of the threatening Muslim.  After being resurrected, to a new world order he attempts to resurrect his own father.

Documentation courtesy of Chani Bowinkel

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