Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Effi & Amir

The 8th Letter

Participatory performance & expo (free)
English spoken
Duration performance: 1u00
Location: Exporuimte BK6
Tickets performance: €6 | CUBO | UiTPAS
Expo: free entrance, no ticket required

The 8th Letter

In The 8th Letter Effi & Amir invite a limited public of 18 people to gather around a table and to explore together voices that become borders, phonemes that are checkpoints and stories that cross them.

The 8th letter, H, is the letter that started Effi & Amir’s research into the both ancient and contemporary practice of ‘Shibboleth’, the determination of a person’s group-belonging by a feature of their speech. An expo is preceded 3 times by a participatory performance, where a limited public of 18 people explore together a familiar yet sometimes hostile territory, that of our vocal apparatus. Around a table, lines are drawn, sounds are measuered and stories are told of how a voice becomes a border.

SAT. 11 JUNE | 15:00 PERFORMANCE – 16:00-20:00 EXPO (free)
SUN 12 JUNE | 15:00 PERFORMANCE – 16:00-18:00 EXPO (free)
FRI. 17 JUNI | 17:00-20:00 EXPO (free)
SAT. 18 JUNE | 15:00 PERFORMANCE – 16:00-20:00 EXPO (free)
With the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (vgc)

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Effi & Amir (BE), geboren en getogen in Israël, werken sinds 1999 als duo en wonen sinds 2005 in Brussel. They studied fine arts at the Bezalel Academy and The Sandberg Institut and taught themselves, much later, how to make films. They also make video installations, performances and participatory projects. Laureates of the Scam’s 2022 Prix de parcours for audiovisual documentary work.

Play dates

  • The 8th Letter
  • The 8th Letter

PIECE BY Effi & Amir / PROGRAMMATION Cristian Lordache, Yacine Sebti / DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE Katja Dreyer, Julie Pfleiderer / PRODUCTION la chose à trois jambes, BUDA Kortrijk / WITH SUPPORT OF KAAI Theatre

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