Olivia Furber

The Land's Heart Is Greater Than Its Map


Allow us to transport you to distant metropolis; the only city that exists twice; once on earth and once in heaven; Yaboos.

You are invited on an alternative guided tour of a city where the truth is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestors from the city are forbidden to enter it.

The world is not a given. The world changes based on descriptions and projections of it. The Land’s Heart is Greater Than Its Map questions who has the authority to give a coherent narrative of a city and how we are able to come into contact with the ‘real’ essence of a place.

In development 2019/2020


Direction: Olivia Furber & Ramzi Maqdisi

Text: Olivia Furber & Ramzi Maqdisi

Film:  Ramzi Maqdisi

Editing: Hannah Mason

Music: 9T Antiope

Voice: Tony Bell

Created with the support of Meta Theater, Villa Waldberta, HeadsUp Festival & The Albany. 

Performed at The Albany (London), HeadsUp Festival (Hull), Hoch X (Munich)

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