A Thought of Uprising – The House V

A Thought of Uprising - The House

Audioplay 10′ + Videostill projection Auditorium Cité des Arts 2015 Audiomastering: Ravi Vaid, Studio LIFT Zurich

A travelling audioplay for various settings:
[…] She says that her fear and anger grew when she saw how the young woman at the pass control put a pink paper into her passport. She wanted a white paper. No, she wanted a white paper. And no, she says, she really was not in the mood. I just finally wanted to enter this country. This country where the house is, which I was so determined to find. The house, which I know by heart, but have never seen. […]
Extract from the audioplay

In this work Nicole Biermaier reinterprets the self-conducted interview with a Palestinian woman. She reproduces her memories of the story the woman told, who tried to enter the country of origin of her parents. In the audio text, a house represents a universal topic. Detached from the context of the Israel Palestine conflict, it generally stands for an individual’s origin or belonging. The detailled descriptions of the protection of the home are contrasts to the gloomy undertone of the conversation. But exactly these two opposite poles define the need and the search for a homeland associated with it. The audience observes a space that does not have a clear location. A space that could be anywhere and in which the form of an interrogation blends with a staging of an inner world.