Sea of stories

An installation with Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan

“The water is made up of a thousand and one different currents, each one a different color, weaving in and out of one another like a liquid tapestry of breathtaking complexity. These are the streams of story (…) and because stories are held here in a fluid form, they retain their ability to change, to become new versions of themselves, to join us with other stories, and so become yet other stories. Unlike a library of books, it is not dead but alive” – Salman Rushdie, Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
The output in the form of this interactive installation is the start of an open and ever-expanding living archive, at which the audience is invited to ‘perform this archive’, to receive, add to and then tell the storiesAre we able to overcome our fear of the other and the illusion of a fixed identity? Text by Lina Issa