SESSION: New Radicalisms x Mala Kenza Badi

Live Book Tickets

SESSION hosts Mala Kenza Badi’s performance ‘Transfer the Belonging’ at the New Radicalisms festival.

New Radicalisms

New Radicalisms is a four-day festival exploring shared identities, digital realities, and cultures of the in-between. From the 30th of June to the 3rd of July, widespread diasporic voices from or related to the WANA region (West Asia and North Africa) gather in Rotterdam to activate the starting question of the festival's second edition: “but… where are you really from?”.

A common question to some, and a rare one for others, the festival is an opportunity to bring complexity to this sometimes endearing, but most of the time disorienting question. What would you rather be asked instead of “where are you really from”? What answers can be imagined instead of the ones expected? What definitions of belonging can be proposed? How does your answer change depending on the context? How do our digitized personas disrupt this question?

Transfer the Belonging

‘Transfer the Belonging’ is an installation and performance lecture that analyzes the Moroccan movement of migration to the Netherlands. What has happened to the Moroccan body in the last 100 years, from colonialism to migration? How can we engage in a process of healing and engage the lives around us within this process?