The Circle & The Public Storyteller

Bouchra Khalili

Bouchra Khalili’s mixed media installation, The Circle & The Public Storyteller, will be on display at the Kunsten Festival des Arts from May 27 to June 1.

“In 1974, amidst a hunger strike by undocumented workers in Paris, the Movement of Arab Workers created a singular political action: presenting a candidate for the imminent presidential elections. They chose a member of their Al Assifa theatre group, an 18-year-old Tunisian hunger striker using the pseudonym Djellali Kamal. The campaign was conceived as a public performance highlighting the denial of civil rights to migrants and projecting self-agency. Artist Bouchra Khalili now creates a video installation, consisting of two video works that form a unique dialogue reconnecting distant geographies and times.”

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