Tashweesh open call and online meeting - تشویش

In the framework of the Tashweesh festival which takes place from 23 to 25 September 2022 in Tunis, L'Art Rue is organising an online retreat on 3 and 4 December 2021 for artists and activists working on issues of feminism, gender and sexualities.

Indeed, following the call for participation launched in May 2021, 25 candidates were selected from 10 countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Germany, UK, Italy, Belgium, France) with 21 projects to participate in this retreat:

Leila Saadna, Meryem Marzouki, Indigo Canulli Stefanelli, Manon de Matauco, Manal Tass, Kaoutar Chaqchaq, Zoë Aiano, Anna Bener, Rana Feghali, Rokaya Chaarani, Sabine El Chamaa, Sophia Moussa, Dalia Naous Petra Serhal, Soukaina Habiballah, Bochra Taboubi, Salma Labayed (aka Sassouki Salma), Hope Mokded, Rita Adib, Mirella Salamé, Sidonie Ale, Serena Vittorini, Jes Bolduc, Federica Bueti and Nat Skoczylas.

During the meeting, participants shared their research, ideas and projects and interacted with other candidates and experts as well as with Tashweesh 2022 co-curators Tania El Khoury and Bochra Triki.

> Details of projects and participants here

> Programme of the online retreat in December 2021 here

> > About the co-curators of Tashweesh

Tania El Khoury is an artist whose work focuses on the interactivity of the public and its political potential. Tania's work has been translated into multiple languages and shown in 32 countries and 6 continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of the Soros Art Fellowship, the Bessies Outstanding Production Award, the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theater Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. Tania is the director of the OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College in New York. She holds a doctorate from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is associated with the artist collective Forest Fringe in the United Kingdom and is the co-founder of Dictaphone Group in Lebanon, a research and living art collective aiming to question our relationship to the city and to redefine its public space.

Bochra Triki is associate professor of French and cultural operator in several projects. She notably co-organized Chouftouhonna, the international feminist art festival in Tunis during its four editions. She also co-founded Shift, a feminist print and digital graphic novel project. She is currently co-curator of the Tashweesh festival and podcast producer with Inkyfada.