photo: Alex Brenner
The IYMA performances don’t stand on their own, but are embedded in festivals with a wide range of other works. While the Tunesian group Collective Corps Citoyen were in Birmingham to perform their work, the shootings in Tunesia took place. A statement.
Friday, June 26 2015
We wanted to share with you our surrealistic adventure to obtain the visa and come to Birmingham to perform. The visa process reminded us about how strongly enclosed borders are; all kind of borders.If it had been appropriate, we would definitely have read for you all the forms we had to fill out to obtain the visa. That would be great material for a very absurd, hilarious and yet tragic play. But this statement can’t be made today after the horrible news coming from Tunisia.
So far, 27 people were shot dead while enjoying the sea and the sun of the Mediterranean.
Today the enemies of life and freedom prove their power.
Today, extremist people had a bloody revenge and made the gap between here and there, even bigger.
We may become more isolated…
Us, those who aspire for life, freedom and democracy, whatever that means. We will have to explain to the whole world that THEY don’t represent us.
And on the other hand, we will have to survive this nightmare.
May all the victims rest in peace.
This show is, so far, our only tool to ask questions and to keep hope alive.
Collectif Corps Citoyen