architectures of violence
Sana Ghobbeh The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows


Sana Ghobbeh The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows

performance work-in-progress
FR 17.02 19:00

A sto­ry where bodies meet infra­struc­tu­res

In her work ​The Ferris wheel turns when the wind blows, Sana intro­du­ces us to the pri­va­te pro­per­ty of a his­to­ri­cal figu­re: a par­ti­cu­lar plot of land loca­ted in the Evin neighbourhood, stret­ching from the north­west of Tehran to the foot of the Alborz mountains. Blurring the line bet­ween fact and fic­ti­on, she invites us to follow new nar­ra­ti­ves through this urban fabric. 

Fusing archi­tec­tu­ral rea­ding, inter­per­so­nal sto­ry­tel­ling and public space imaginaries, Sana Ghobbeh’s work creates interactions between par­ti­cu­lar archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments and a per­for­mer, disrupting urban spa­ce and transforming it into an evol­ving con­text of enga­ge­ment. While ques­ti­o­ning the rela­ti­ons­hips bet­ween his­to­ri­cal events, and dis­co­ve­ring small acti­ons able to sha­ke the sta­bi­li­ty of archi­tec­tu­ral ele­ments that favour oppres­si­on, subt­le coun­teracti­ons are devel­o­ped through poe­try, ima­gi­na­ti­on and fabulation.

This performance is part of her long term research “Performing Spaces — an explo­ra­ti­on on urban struc­tu­res and their inner-nar­ra­ti­ves”.

70 minutes
in English

Sana Ghobbeh is an Iranian-born artist and art researcher based in Brussels. She stu­died architecture in Tehran and recei­ved a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Sweden. Sana wor­ked as a research assis­tant at Umeå Uni­ver­si­ty of Architecture between 2013 and 2015, and was part of the research environment of a.pass in Brussels in 2016.

By and with: Sana Ghobbeh
Dramaturgical advi­ce: Maarten Van den Bussche
Radio voice: Axel Bouhon
With spe­ci­al thanks to Myriam Van Imschoot & Samah Hijawi
Supported by Kunstenwerkplaats