Stories of home and of having to leave it
How it feels to leave your whole life behind
Proudly supported by Darebin Intercultural Centre, please join us through Zoom for this immersive storytelling experience.
Led by Palestinian artist Aseel Tayah, in collaboration with diaspora artists from Australia and around the world, Bukjeh is an installation in a disaster relief tent, with a series of short performances created with people who have been forced to leave their homes.
History & Background of Bukjeh
In Arabic, Bukjeh is a small pack of belongings carried by travellers and refugees. By inviting an audience into our suitcases, we are sharing our feelings, memories and experiences of home – and of having to leave it. Our stories define us and make us unique. The testimonies of those displaced in this ever-changing world are worth documenting and sharing with future generations.
We are authors of our own stories, choosing which stories to tell and how to tell them – song, dance, poetry/spoken word, visual art, and more.
Bukjeh is a performance by the community, for the community.
“When you have limited time left to leave your home, you grab the most valuable things you have in one sack, a bukjeh, and walk. When you are leaving a whole life behind and starting a new one, what do we decide to keep?”
Meet the artists on zoom, view the performance in a tent, with a Q&A session with the artists after the event.
Bukjeh founder, Aseel Tayah
Poetry by Rania Ahmed and Meena Shamaly
Dance Choreography: José Luis Alejandro Inostroza Aqueveque
Music: Camile Feghali & Oz Malik
Date: Thursday October 28th 2021
Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: On Zoom
Bookings - Eventbrite: https://ic-bukjeh-stories-of-home.eventbrite.com.au