AFA goes to Kunstenfestival Des Arts: Blind Runner
On may 17, Art For All goes to Kunstenfestival Des Arts: Blind Runner.
A man wrote on his Instagram account that he and his wife, who is currently in jail as a political prisoner, promised each other to run each night on either side of the prison’s wall. In the months before her arrest, they had been training to run as part of a plan to leave Iran and reach England. They prepared to cover the 27 km stretch of the Channel Tunnel at the only possible moment, the five hours between the last train of the night and the first one of the morning. But when his wife was arrested a week before their departure, this training for a new life was interrupted. Amir Reza Koohestani uses the story of their long-distance training on both sides of the wall as a starting point to reflect on contemporary Iranian society. It’s a run that continues despite everything.
We meet up with the group at Globe Aroma at 17h30.
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