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we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming by Yasmina Reggad

The long-term research piece we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming saw the light back in 2016 and its first chapter a common consent to listen. a collective dissent of interpretation has taken on manifold forms ever since.

Drawing on the liberation movements' broadcasts aired by the Algerian national broadcasting company (RTA) in the 60s and 70s, this polyglot and polyphonic production echoes Yasmina Reggad's journey through the worlds of ideas and ideals of that time.

For Moussem Cities: Algiers, Yasmina created two new versions of this ongoing project at Kaaistudio's: a durational performative installation and a performance on 21 & 22.02.

Side Effects


Side Effects


Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

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