twirling, not spiraling is a lecture-performance that activates co-current timelines for listening, making, and perceiving in proximity to violence, and crisis.
In Arabic, الشرود [al shuroud] – means; daydreaming, mind wandering, detaching, and sometimes, dissociating from current events. While, السرود [al suroud], is a kind of purposeful شرود [shuroud], and can mean; interpreting, enumerating, rambling, transmitting, trancing, reading, narrating, or storytelling.
Lead by curious aquatic melodies, warped waves, a twirling hourglass, chatty birds, an ocean rock, melting statues, rubber duckies, a tidal washing machine, and a never ending stream of thought, TNS explores multiple ways of experiencing time through these two terms and their many definitions.
Installation open 5pm – 9pm
Lecture-performances at 6pm and 7:30pm
Lara Saab is an artist and researcher working with multi–dimensional modes and devices for storytelling and documenting through mediated collaborations between video, sound, performance, and text. Saab is based in Beirut, Lebanon and is currently completing an MFA in Social Documentation at UCSC, Califonia.