Strangers spread out poetically over a political room
Presented in collaboration with Galleri KiT
Habib and Hindi have been performing in people’s homes in the North of Norway, in exchange for a dinner. These were moments between strangers, where everything felt important, without the need for extraordinary acts. People recounted their relationship to history, to violence and to wilderness, evoking their secret wounds, their seasons, mothers, money. Habib and Hindi carried with them a few friends, a series of poems about strangeness and nature, childish leather masks and an old wooden toy boat found on a cold beach in Alta.
Operating on the fringe of public spaces, and outside of institutional networks, allows Habib and Hindi to activate their concept of the artist as a stranger. In close contact with the people that invite them to their homes, they gather information through discussions, pictures, videos and sounds. Instead of talking about general politics, they work within the frame and context of our micro political, micro economical situation. Habib and Hindi build their space and language with what they can carry with them, and what the situation carries for them. This is what Habib and Hindi call a poetical practice. Their activity of the poetical practice in specific places, inhabited by a multiplicity of people, is spread upon what may be called a political space.