Lawrence Abu Hamdan presents ‘Natq’, a live audiovisual essay on the politics and possibilities of reincarnation. Through listening closely to “xenoglossy” (the impossible speech of reincarnated subjects), this performance explores a collectivity of lives who use reincarnation to negotiate their condition at the threshold of the law—people for whom injustices and violence have escaped the historical record due to colonial subjugation, corruption, rural lawlessness, and legal amnesty. In the piece, reincarnation is not a question of belief but a medium for justice.
Dr. Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Internationally known Private Ear. Licensed and Bonded by Goldsmiths College. Civil, Criminal, Marital, Human, Theological. Offices in London, Berlin, Beirut and Dubai.
Moderated by Danielle Riou (Human Rights Project, Bard)