The Land's Heart Is Greater Than Its Map
There is a far away city which cannot be named. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing.
In this distant city, daily life is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestral connections to the city are forbidden to enter it.
Propelled by a need to tell the city’s story before it is forever forgotten, a resident records the stories behind his favourite places.
This alternative guided tour allows you to wander through the streets of his hometown. Your journey to this distant city will take place within the streets of London and requires only comfortable shoes and an open imagination.
Direction: Olivia Furber & Ramzi Maqdisi
Text: Olivia Furber & Ramzi Maqdisi
Music: 9T Antiope
Sound recordist: Angus Kemp
Voice: Tony Bell
Created with the support of Meta Theater, Villa Waldberta, HeadsUp Festival, Ensemble 52, British Council, Hoch X and the Blast Theory residency programme.
25th June - 4th July at the Barbican as part of Shubbak Festival.