ID : N-1032 Date : 2018/01/11 - 11:21
(Persia Digest) – This year’s Fajr International Theater Festival in Iran is hosting various groups from around the world, and French theater companies will be staging a number of innovative plays, including “Shirtology” by Jérôme Bel, and a play by Jassem Hindi.
Hindi’s play has been produced by Hebbel Am Ufer HAU under the supervision of Barbara Raes and will be staged in the international category of the 36th Fajr International Theater Festival. The play recites a poem on death and is accompanied by a set of illustrations, paintings of landscapes, talismans and spells, and portraits of animals. It depicts the loss of life and joy in the Middle East and honors the work of Nazik al-Malaika considered to be a most influential contemporary Iraqi poetess .
“Shirtology” by Jérôme Bel is as playful as it is minimalist. It depicts the life of forms and structures in the passage of time. It is a work presented by using T-shirts with logos, taglines, icons, and images printed on them, revealed one by one to connect with the audience through illustrations and music. “Shirtology” was created in 1997 in Lisbon and has been to various festivals including the one in Edinburgh.
Jérôme Bel is one of the most influential contemporary artists and choreographers and has authored books on the subject. He had previously traveled to Tehran for his lecture “Jérôme Bel by Jérôme Bel” given at the 19th University Theater Festival in Iran.