Jasmina Al-Qaisi ⊂(◉‿◉)つ·˳♪⁎˚♫
the water spring blue me speaking
Soundperformance, Plateau of the Kunsthalle Hamburg, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg
July 17, 6 pm
“If you see me, come closer - I am shapeshifting a blue picture. Water spring blue person, I spring blue. You’ll find me near a temporary crack, I’ll spring blue speaking my shape and discharging my function. Work with me out of cracks - be what follows the spring in this picture.
*Thinking of Alster Lakes mute swans, an image from Gerda Koppel’s women’s painting school on Glockengießerwall 23, water spirit Nix, Undine's Valediction by Ingeborg Bachmann, bottled water, bottling water, privatized water, the radioactive fountain of youth in Punta Gorda, Florida, being blue balaur looking for the cracks in concrete poetry.”
Jasmina Al-Qaisi is a writer and archivist. She writes for voice and paper, caught between sound and visual poetry. She explores intersections between body politics, intimacy, digitally mediated relationships, voice and memory, often in close communication with her grandmother. She transfers poetry into performative acts and comes up with institutions like the 'Schnelle Musikalische Hilfe' spreading new earworms. Al-Qaisi is a member of the artistic research project Research and Waves, where she writes, thinks and researches on various themes.